Mo’ne Davis to Release Memoir Next March


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Since becoming the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game, Taney Dragons star Mo’ne Davis has done things most teens only dream about: She’s thrown out the first pitch at a World Series game, starred in a Spike Lee car commercial and she even has a spread this month in Teen Vogue. But does that mean it’s time for her to write a memoir? HarperCollins thinks so. More on her upcoming book deal from AP:

Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name will be released next March by HarperCollins Children’s Books …

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. “I proved to her (and to me) that I could do anything I set my mind to. I’m just a girl that likes to play sports and I’m excited to share my story with everyone,” she said. “I hope it encourages people to take a chance and play the sports they want to play and not just the ones people expect them to play.”