Mo’ne Davis
Sports Illustrated

Although she’s still just a teenager, Mo’ne Davis, this year’s “it” girl in the sports world—the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game—has landed a book deal for a memoir about her yet brief, but amazing, life, the Associated Press reports.

The memoir, titled Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name (surely, we will), is set to be released in March 2015 by HarperCollins Children’s Books, the newswire notes.


Mo’ne’s incredible accomplishments earned her a Sports Illustrated cover, the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a major league World Series game, the starring role in a Spike Lee commercial and, now, a book about her own life story. Her jersey, AP notes, was donated to the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Pa.

“When I joined an all-boys baseball team, my mom wasn’t too happy,” Mo’ne said in a statement through the publisher, according to 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.”

Details of the honor roll student’s deal were not made public, but the teen sensation will be collaborating with author Hilary Beard, who writes regularly for The Root. They have already begun interviews, AP reports.

Read more at ABC News.

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