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The William Hoy story : how a deaf baseball player changed the game / Nancy Churnin ; pictures by Jez Tuya.

Churnin, Nancy, (author.). Tuya, Jez, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 11 of 11 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Silas Bronson Library.

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0 current holds with 11 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury JB HOY, W CHU (Text to phone) 34005100466654 Juvenile Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0807591920 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780807591925 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780807591925 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0807591920 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780605973299
  • ISBN: 0605973296
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
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!
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
Awards Note:
Charter Oak Children’s Book Award (COCBA) Nominee, 2017-2018.
2017 Texas 2x2 List.
Subject: Hoy, William, 1862-1961 > Juvenile literature.
Hoy, William, 1862-1961.
Baseball players > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Deaf athletes > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Baseball signs and signals > History > Juvenile literature.
Baseball players > United States > Biography.
Deaf athletes > United States > Biography.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Biographies.

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