The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game (Paperback)

The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game By Nancy Churnin, Jez Tuya (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nancy Churnin, Jez Tuya (Illustrator)
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New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2016
2017 Storytelling World Resource Award Honor Book
2017 Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College

" Churnin] tells William's story patiently and clearly, with a wonderfully matter-of-fact tone about the ways a deaf person navigates life."--New York Times Book Review

"A rewarding read-aloud choice for baseball fans."--Booklist

"A moving tribute to a hero."--Kirkus Reviews

William Hoy's love for baseball changed the sport forever.

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.

About the Author

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780807591949
ISBN-10: 0807591947
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English