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Mo'ne Davis Has a Memoir Coming Next March

Mo'ne Davis Has a Memoir Coming Next March
NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game. "Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name" will be released next March by HarperCollins Children's Books, the publisher told The Associated Press on Monday. The honor roll student from Philadelphia became a sensation last summer after leading the Taney Dragons to a 4-0 victory over Nashville, when she was just 13. Known for her long braids and uncommon poise, she has since appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, thrown out the first pitch at a major league World Series game and starred in a car commercial directed by Spike Lee. In September, she donated her jersey to the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. "When I joined an all-boys baseball team, my mom wasn't too happy," Mo'ne said in a statement issued Monday through HarperCollins. Financial terms for the book deal were not disclosed.

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Malala Fund Blog - Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Speech Join Malala in seeing #TheLast at Let us become the first generation to decide to be the last that sees empty classrooms, lost childhoods, and wasted potential.Let this be the last time that a boy or a girl spends their childhood in a factory.Let this be the last time that a girl is forced into early child marriage.Let this be the last time that an innocent child loses life in war.Let this be the last time that a child remains out of school.Let this end with us.And let us begin this ending…. together…. today….. right here, right now. Topics: #TheLast Nobel Peace Prize I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban (Book) Malala Yousafzai (Award Winner) video

Mo'ne Davis, Throw #LikeAGirl  If anyone has reshaped what it means to throw like a girl it is Mo'ne Davis. Recently featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and applauded by a growing national fan base (including WNBA player Brittney Griner), the 12-year-old athlete has done her fair share to shake off the hater-ade surrounding the usage of the phrase "like a girl." A recent Facebook post by Philly's own news legend, Monica Malpass, conveys our sentiment of awe. Malpass calls her an inspiration as Mo'ne is hailed as the first girl in the Little League World Series to pitch a shutout. Agreeably so, Mo'ne has thrown a real curve into our malnourished ideology of femininity and inspired us to revisit what it means to do anything like a girl. Her fame develops on the heels of a campaign launched by Always to counteract what the "like a girl" phrase they consider to be a slur on womanhood.

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