Little League World Series star Mo'ne Davis' memoir coming next year
Little League World Series sensation Mo’ne Davis will write a memoir that will be published next year, reports the Associated Press.
The publisher, HarperCollins Children's Books, said the memoir titled "Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name," will be released next March. Author Hilary Beard will help Davis with the memoir.
Davis, a 13-year-old from Philadelphia, burst on the national scene this past summer after becoming the first girl to pitch a shutout in a Little League World Series game, helping her team to a 4-0 victory over Nashville, Tennessee, surrendering only two hits while striking out eight. She also became only the sixth girl to get a hit in LLWS history. Her accomplishments landed her on the Aug. 25 cover of Sports Illustrated.
Davis also threw out the first pitch before Game 4 of the World Series and starred in a commercial directed by filmmaker Spike Lee.
"When I joined an all-boys baseball team, my mom wasn't too happy," she said in a statement. "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. 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."
Later this month, Davis and her Little League team, the Taney Dragons, will participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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