Usually people write memoirs a little later into their lives. But then again, when you had a summer like teenage Little League pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis, a memoir can come a little earlier.
Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name will be released next March by HarperCollins Children’s Books, the Associated Press reported Monday.
The memoir will cover Davis’s electrifying summer, which included her leading the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia into the Little League World Series as the only girl on the team. In doing so, she drew the attention of mainstream media — including Sports Illustrated, which put her on their cover — celebrities such as Lil Wayne, and athletes ranging from Kevin Durant to Jimmy Rollins of her hometown Philadelphia Phillies.
"When I joined an all-boys baseball team, my mom wasn't too happy," Davis, 13, said in a statement released by HarperCollins, as reported by the AP. "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."
Davis and her Dragons teammates will be on hand at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
BET.com was fortunate enough to catch up with Davis amidst her magical journey in the Little League World Series. Watch the video below.
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