click upper right corner of images to enlarge   The Kid from Diamond Street  -written by  Audrey Vernick  & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.    "Salerno's mixed-media artwork channels the footloose energy of the Jazz Age..."  -Publishers Weekly   True story of Philadelphia girl, Edith Houghton who became a professional baseball player at age ten, and in 1925 at age 13 she was a star players on the all-female baseball team that toured Japan competing against their all-male teams.
       
     
  above:  cropped view of the cover for    The Kid from Diamond Street .   left:  final illustration for the wrap-around cover.   See a posting on Steven's blog to see how the illustrations for this picture book were created.
       
     
  above:  spread scene showing the travel route by train and steamship that little Edith took to Japan in 1925.
       
     
  above:  preliminary  SKETCH:  a   Philadelphia   newspaper reporter (circa 1923) covering the baseball games of young Edith Houghton.
       
     
  above:  The all-female American baseball team practicing on the deck of the steamship, enroute to Japan in 1925.
       
     
  above:  detailed view of a page from the printed book... Edith and her teammates board a steam ship to Japan...
       
     
  above:  thirteen year old   Edith Houghton at bat in her very first game played in Japan.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   The Kid from Diamond Street  -written by  Audrey Vernick  & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.    "Salerno's mixed-media artwork channels the footloose energy of the Jazz Age..."  -Publishers Weekly   True story of Philadelphia girl, Edith Houghton who became a professional baseball player at age ten, and in 1925 at age 13 she was a star players on the all-female baseball team that toured Japan competing against their all-male teams.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

The Kid from Diamond Street -written by Audrey Vernick & illustrated by Steven Salerno published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.

"Salerno's mixed-media artwork channels the footloose energy of the Jazz Age..." -Publishers Weekly

True story of Philadelphia girl, Edith Houghton who became a professional baseball player at age ten, and in 1925 at age 13 she was a star players on the all-female baseball team that toured Japan competing against their all-male teams.

  above:  cropped view of the cover for    The Kid from Diamond Street .   left:  final illustration for the wrap-around cover.   See a posting on Steven's blog to see how the illustrations for this picture book were created.
       
     

above: cropped view of the cover for The Kid from Diamond Street.

left: final illustration for the wrap-around cover.

See a posting on Steven's blog to see how the illustrations for this picture book were created.

  above:  spread scene showing the travel route by train and steamship that little Edith took to Japan in 1925.
       
     

above: spread scene showing the travel route by train and steamship that little Edith took to Japan in 1925.

  above:  preliminary  SKETCH:  a   Philadelphia   newspaper reporter (circa 1923) covering the baseball games of young Edith Houghton.
       
     

above: preliminary SKETCH: a Philadelphia newspaper reporter (circa 1923) covering the baseball games of young Edith Houghton.

  above:  The all-female American baseball team practicing on the deck of the steamship, enroute to Japan in 1925.
       
     

above: The all-female American baseball team practicing on the deck of the steamship, enroute to Japan in 1925.

  above:  detailed view of a page from the printed book... Edith and her teammates board a steam ship to Japan...
       
     

above: detailed view of a page from the printed book... Edith and her teammates board a steam ship to Japan...

  above:  thirteen year old   Edith Houghton at bat in her very first game played in Japan.
       
     

above: thirteen year old Edith Houghton at bat in her very first game played in Japan.