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Star pitcher Mo’ne Davis has been an inspiration to boys and girls of all ages since she lead her Little League team, the Taney Dragons, to victory this past summer. With a Sports Illustrated cover and a feature in Teen Vogue, as well a mini documentary directed by Spike Lee, fans can’t get enough of Mo’ne Davis. Now fans who want to “throw like a girl” will have a memoir from the young athlete.
Associated Press reports,
“When I joined an all-boys baseball team, my mom wasn’t too happy,” Mo’ne said in a statement issued Monday through HarperCollins. “I proved to her (and to me) that I could do anything I set my mind to. I’m just a girl that likes to play sports, and I’m excited to share my story with everyone,” she said. “I hope it encourages people to take a chance and play the sports they want to play and not just the ones people expect them to play.”
Author Hilary Beard will be working with Davis on the project. The book, titled Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name, will hit stores next March.
Fans can also catch Davis later this month at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, where she and her team will help kick off the festivities.