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september, 2017

09sepsatKids in the Cliff – The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game10:30 am - 11:00 am Event Type :Kids Storytelling

William Hoy Story

Event Details

The William Hoy Story
by Nancy Churnin (Story) & Jez Tuya (Art)
Albert Whitman & Company (2016)

Kids in the Cliff is back! Bring your little ones for morning story time at The Wild Detectives. Anastasia Munoz (artistic director of Arts Mission Oak Cliff) will read from Nancy Churnin’s The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game.

All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder—eventually earning a position on a professional team. But his struggle was far from over. In addition to the prejudice Hoy faced, he could not hear the umpires’ calls. One day he asked the umpire to use hand signals: strike, ball, out. That day he not only got on base but also changed the way the game was played forever. William “Dummy” Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time!

The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game is the recent winner of 2017 Storytelling World Resource Award Honor and the Book Finalist of 2017 North Texas Book Festival Best Children’s Books.

Anastasia Munoz is the artistic and education director of Arts Mission Oak Cliff, a performing arts co-working and education center in Winnetka Heights. Munoz, a native Dallasite, has been working as a professional theatre artist and arts educator for the past 11 years. She has worked all over town: Dallas Theater Center, Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas Children’s Theater, Undermain Theatre, Watertower Theater, Theatre 3, Casa Manana, Stage West, Amphibian Productions, Ochre House, Drama Club, and Shakespeare in the Bar. She is a voice actor for FUNimation Entertainment, voicing several anime commanders, scientists, mothers, and teachers. She is currently playing Aunt Spiker in the Dallas Children’s Theater production of James and the Giant Peach. Her next project is leading summer camps in her favorite neighborhood at Arts Mission Oak Cliff!

It’ll be a 25 minute read followed by a short discussion with the kids–that’s going to be interesting, we can’t wait to see what they come up with.

The book is geared for ages 4-8, but all ages are welcome.

On Saturday morning bring your kids and infuse them with a love for reading.

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(Saturday) 10:30 am - 11:00 am


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas