About the Book
It is 2003, and Molly Sunshine is a young girl with a dream buried deep within her soul—a dream that most consider impossible to achieve. She wants to be the first woman to play major league baseball. As she matures from an idealistic girl into a tenacious twelve-year-old, Molly embarks on a daring journey to break the barrier to traditional thinking.
Although her talent is obvious, Molly’s struggles are monumental as she begins to threaten the sanctity of a national pastime—both run and played by men. When she adds her name to a list to try out for the boys’ junior high baseball team, Molly must rely on unwavering support from her loving father as she challenges over one hundred years of history and attempts to make a name for herself in the world of baseball. But what no one knows is that Molly has a plan. Now only time will tell if she can execute it, despite seemingly insurmountable odds, an unexpected tragedy, and the powers behind a male-dominated sport determined to keep it that way.
Molly Sunshine shares the tale of a teenager’s inspirational march to transform gender barriers and become the first female professional baseball player.
About the Author
Bob Arnone, the author of Deadly Imposter, Pardon My Gender, Kill a Killer, and Samson’s Diary, grew up on Manhattan’s east side. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from St. John’s University, where he was an award-winning scholarship athlete. The former minor league baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates has five children, twelve grandchildren, and lives with his wife, Patricia, on Commack, Long Island.