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"Martha Ackmann's biography of Toni Stone is three stories in oneof barnstorming baseball, the insidious Jim Crow era of segregation, and gender bias by blacks and whites. They are stories worth reading." Larry Tye, author, Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend
"Martha Ackmann has lovingly introduced us to someone in baseball whom almost none of us ever knew existed. We should thank her for that introduction to the indomitable Toni Stone and for guiding us to a forgotten place in the sport's history." Frank Deford, columnist, Sports Illustrated, and author, Bliss, Remembered
Martha Ackmann is a journalist and the author of the award-winning The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight. Her sports commentary has appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and on National Public Radio's Only a Game. She has held fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the Society for American Baseball Research. She teaches in the gender studies department at Mount Holyoke College.
Although Toni Stone was a trail blazer, her story was buried in with other Negro League players. I feel the author lost sight of her impact and spoke a little too much about... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Dorothy Thomas
All young women that aspire to become super athletes should read this biography. She is an inspiration and an outstanding role model.Published 18 months ago by Anne M Dunn