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After wowing the sports world with her phenomenal arm, the first young woman to pitch in the Little League World Series is set to write a memoir.

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Last summer, Mo’ne Davis became a living, breathing example of why black girls rock when she became the first young woman to pitch in the Little League World Series game at the age of 13. The only girl on Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, Davis led her team to a 4-0 victory. 

Her talent and poise has landed her on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, and in a Spike Lee-directed Chevrolet commercial. Now Davis is ready to tell her story in her own words in a memoir titled “Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name,” the Associated Press reports. The book is set to debut in March 2015. Davis has already started collaborating with author Hilary Beard, best known for her work on “Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life.”

In a statement issued Monday by her publisher, HarperCollins, Davis had this to say:

“When I joined an all-boys baseball team, my mom wasn’t too happy. 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.”

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