Mo’Ne Davis Is Writing a Memoir, Because You Better Remember Her Name
This summer, she became the first female pitcher in Little League history to throw a postseason shutout, and now preteen baseball sensation Mo'Ne Davis is writing a memoir.
She’s only 13, but Davis tosses out a 70 mph fastball, she’s already been on the cover of Sports Illustrated (the headline read “Mo’Ne: Remember Her Name”) and her talent moved ESPN’s Melissa Isaacson to write a piece called Why Mo’Ne Davis’ Play Matters to Girls , in which she talked to other young girls about how Davis has inspired them. “I like how she goes against what everyone says. It’s kind of daring,” said a 13-year-old named Joclin Johnson.
HarperCollins is taking a page from that Sports Illustrated cover — the book will be called Mo’Ne: Remember My Name, and will be out Spring 2015.
“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,” Davis said in a statement. If you’re not a fan of baseball, Davis' book might change your mind. This one has girl power written all over it.
Davis also made a short documentary/Chevy ad with Spike Lee called Throw Like a Girl that starts with Davis declaring in voiceover: "Dear United States of America, I am 13 years old. This summer was the best summer of my young life."
At this point, the kid is becoming a national treasure. A book deal certainly helps, too.