Mo’Ne Davis Is Writing a Memoir, Because You Better Remember Her Name

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA - AUGUST 20: Mo'ne Davis #3 of Pennsylvania pitches to a Nevada batter during the United States division game at the Little League World Series tournament at Lamade Stadium on August 20, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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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.


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