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The William Hoy Story
The William Hoy Story

The William Hoy Story

How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game

By Nancy Churnin, Illustrated by Jez Tuya

JUVENILE NONFICTION

32 Pages, 8 x 10

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: November -0001

ISBN 9780807591925

Rights: WOR

Albert Whitman & Company (Nov -0001)

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Overview

Winner:2017 Storytelling World Resource Award Honor Book2017 Bank Street College, Best Children's Books of the Year, Five to NineNominee:2017 Texas 2x2 Reading List2017 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List2018 Illinois Monarch Award Master ListAll 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!

Reviews

Nominee: 2018-2019 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice List, Grades 3-5 "The Louisiana Young Readers' Choice program was founded in 1999 with the first award given in 2000. Participation in this program has climbed from 5,485 votes the first year to over 29,000 students participating in 2009. The purpose of the program is to foster a love of reading in the children of Louisiana by motivating them to participate in the recognition of outstanding books."

Nominee: 2017-2018 Kennebec Valley Book Award List

Author Biography

Nancy Churnin writes a weekly column about kids' entertainment and is the theater critic for the Dallas Morning News. She also writes a special needs parenting blog. She lives in Texas. Jez Tuya is a self-taught illustrator who grew up in the Philippines. He lives in New Zealand.