Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 by Cupertino_Library
The novel blends fiction with a sports biography concerning the life of Ruby Lee Thomas, a young Jewish woman living in New York in the early 1920’s.
While still a teenager, Ruby is left the guardian of her two young nieces after their family is devastated by the Influenza epidemic of 1918. The three do not fare well until Ruby discovers she can support them as a baseball pitcher at carnivals. This earns her the name Diamond Ruby, the opposition of the Ku Klux Klan, and the adm