Curveball: The Story of Baseball’s Female Jackie Robinson, Toni Stone

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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Do you love baseball?

Please join the Athol Public Library and Mount Wachusett Community College as we present an evening with Martha Ackmann, author of Curveball, about Toni Stone, a woman ballplayer in the Negro Leagues.

Martha Ackmann is a journalist, author, and editor who writes about women who have changed America. Her works have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times and many other publications around the country. A frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of the nation's newspapers, Ackmann focuses on science, women's history, medicine, politics, and sports. She is also a commentator for National Public Radio.

Ackmann's newest book, Curveball, recounts the life of the remarkable Toni Stone, baseball's 'female Jackie Robinson.' Ackmann has been featured on many television and radio programs, including the 'Today' show, CNN, BBC and Voice of America.

Martha Ackmann lives in rural western Massachusetts where she resides among amiable neighbors that include moose, bobcat, wild turkeys and an occasional bear. She is writing a new book about poet Emily Dickinson, tentatively entitled Vesuvius at Home.

Free and Open to the Public.

Please call 978-249-9515 to register.

Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Friends of the Athol Public Library.