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The Resource Lady Tigers in the concrete jungle : how softball and sisterhood saved lives in the South Bronx, Dibs Baer

Lady Tigers in the concrete jungle : how softball and sisterhood saved lives in the South Bronx, Dibs Baer

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Lady Tigers in the concrete jungle : how softball and sisterhood saved lives in the South Bronx
Title
Lady Tigers in the concrete jungle
Title remainder
how softball and sisterhood saved lives in the South Bronx
Statement of responsibility
Dibs Baer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A rousing and empowering story of dedication and overcoming all odds, featuring the tough and unforgettable athletes of the champion Lady Tigers softball team. Violence was a way of life for the girls of Mott Middle School in the South Bronx. Some woke up to it at home, and others dodged it on the way to school. Vicious physical fights broke out in classrooms, hallways, and bathrooms. These girls filed their fingernails into sharp points because they had to be ready to go at any time. Then a new coach joined the ranks at Mott Middle, and a new program began: girl's softball. Coach Astacio offers the girls the time and attention they need to take their first steps to success. As they learned to throw, hit and field, they also dealt with the foul balls life threw at them: abuse, fractured homes, and violence wherever they looked. But the biggest challenge they faced was learning to think and act like a team, not just a bunch of fierce girls against each otherand the world. Lady Tigers in the Concrete Jungle is the incredible true story that captured the hearts of millions when they were invited to appear on Ellen earlier this year. The Lady Tigers were invited onto the field at Yankee Stadium where the Yankees honored Coach Astacio with Coach of the Year at their Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards in September 2017. But beyond the headlines, this is a story of a self-selected community coming together with faith, courage, and new-found values to overcome fear, violence, and crippling doubt. These girls have ushered in a new confidence and pride not only in themselves, but in their school, the faculty, and their friends. And while not all of them have continued down this new path, many are now the first in their families to go to college and are beginning to see how being a Lady Tiger will always be a part of their lives. -- Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Baer, Dibs
Dewey number
796.357/809747275
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV863.N72
LC item number
N478 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Softball
  • Softball players
  • African Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
  • African Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Social conditions
  • Softball
  • Softball players
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
Lady Tigers in the concrete jungle : how softball and sisterhood saved lives in the South Bronx, Dibs Baer
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120125493
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781643130651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Lady Tigers in the concrete jungle : how softball and sisterhood saved lives in the South Bronx, Dibs Baer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120125493
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781643130651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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