Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber by Sue Macy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read this book as part of #YearofYA and their monthly chat, STEM and YA. Join us on Thursday 1/26 at 8PM EST for our twitter chat. Sue Macy has written a gem of a picture book highlighting the life and career of Mary Garber who only wanted to play sports and write about them. I fell in love with Mary in the man's world of sports and reporting - with World War II taking the young men overseas, Mary became a sports writer. She had a way with her writing- she was honest, positive, and covered Jackie Robinson as he overcame prejudice with grace. She had to endure being the only woman wearing a press pass (banning women from the press box). Mary attended and reported on black athletes games as well as whites. Mary Garber may have been small in stature but she was a strong voice for equality in sports, newspapers and life. She was small but mighty in her pursuit of reporting and her life was a long and rich fifty years worth of writing and awards.
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