A Negro League Scrapbook

A Negro League Scrapbook

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Overview

Imagine that you are an outstanding baseball player but banned from the major leagues. Imagine that you are breaking records but the world ignores your achievements. Imagine having a dream but no chance to make that dream come true. This is what life was like for African American baseball players before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier. Meet Josh Gibson, called "the black Babe Ruth," who hit seventy-five home runs in 1931; James "Cool Papa" Bell, the fastest man in baseball; legendary Satchel Paige, who once struck out twenty-four batters in a single game; and, of course, Jackie Robinson, the first black player in Major League Baseball, and one of the greatest players of all time. Featuring lively verse, fascinating facts, and archival photographs, this is a celebration of the Negro Leagues and the great players who went unrecognized in their time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590780916
Publisher: Astra Publishing House
Publication date: 03/28/2005
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 335,458
Product dimensions: 8.81(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Carole Boston Weatherford is an avid baseball fan and an award-winning poet. She has written more than a dozen books for children. She lives in High Point, North Carolina, with her husband, Ronald; their two children; and a lazy beagle.

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