All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder―eventually earning a position on a professional team. But his struggle was far from over. In addition to the prejudice Hoy faced, he could not hear the umpires' calls. One day he asked the umpire to use hand signals: strike, ball, out. That day he not only got on base but also changed the way the game was played forever. William "Dummy" Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time!
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MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN The true story of a man who moves a mountain for love, using only a hammer, chisel and his own persistence (Creston Books, Fall 2017)
MAKING HIS SHOT, HOW CHARLIE SIFFORD BROKE THE COLOR BARRIER IN GOLF The true story of Charlie Sifford who was inspired by his friend, Jackie Robinson, to fight to play the game he loved (Albert Whitman & Company, Fall 2017)
THE PRINCESS AND THE TREE The true story of a princess who didn't fit in, but was kind and came up with a magical idea to delight children at Christmas that's still enjoyed today (Albert Whitman & Company, Fall 2018)