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Mission Book Possible #2

Find a Book

The BookFinder is almost a month old!

With more than 1,690 books already in this new database, we wanted to create a fun way to help readers get acquainted with it.

Each day in November, we’re going to provide you with a sapphic book finding mission. Four prizes of a $15 Amazon gift card will be awarded during the month on Wednesdays, beginning next week, November 9.

Here’s how it’ll work:

Many of you already know that TB’s a history nut, so she’s been digging into historical happenings for each day in November to inspire the daily book-finding missions.

Once a day, I Heart SapphFic will share the day’s mission in the IHS Reader Group on Facebook. Your assignment will be to check the I Heart SapphFic Bookfinder for a book that fulfills the mission, and then to report back to the Facebook group with a link to that book on the IHS website. To get the link to the book, click on the cover and then copy the URL to paste in the Facebook group.

You are allowed one entry per mission. On November 9, 16, 23, and 30, TB will use a random number generator to select the winner from the entries that were received.

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Now let’s get to today’s fun: Toni Stone

On November 2, 1996, Toni Stone (birthname Marcenia Lyle Stone) died at the age of seventy-five.

In 1953, Stone became the first women to play professional baseball for the Indianapolis Clowns. While the team played serious baseball, they also provided clown-style antics. Including a woman on the team, brought in more spectators. Stone played fifty games for the Clowns.

Not everyone was happy with her playing on a men’s team. The manager of the Clowns told Stone, “she’d better stick to knitting and home cooking.” After seeing her play, the manager claimed she won him over. Many of the male players were unhappy, and she was not allowed in the locker room. On occasion she was allowed to change in the umpire’s locker room.

In 1990, two exhibits at the Baseball Hall of Fame included Stone. One was Women in Baseball and the other was Negro League Baseball.  In 1993, she was inducted into the Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.

On November 2, 1996, Stone died of heart failure.

To honor Toni Stone, we’re asking readers to go to the BookFinder and look up Sports books under theme.

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Find a book you haven’t read yet, or if you come across an old favorite, share it and tell us why. To enter the giveaway, share your entry in the Facebook group.

Remember, the more days you play, the more entries you’ll receive for the $15 Amazon gift card, so don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another Book Finding Mission.

Authors, if your books aren’t in the database yet, we highly recommend you submit them now. Here’s the form.

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