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A Negro League Scrapbook
Contributor(s): Weatherford, Carole Boston (Author), O'Neil, Buck (Foreword by)

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ISBN: 1590780914     ISBN-13: 9781590780916
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
OUR PRICE: $16.96  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: March 2005
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Annotation: Featuring lively verse, fascinating facts, and archival black-and-white photographs, this volume is a celebration of the Negro Leagues and the great players who went unrecognized in their time.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation - Baseball & Softball
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - United States - 20th Century
Dewey: 796.357
LCCN: 2004019324
Age Level: 7-10
Grade Level: 2-5
Physical Information: 0.39" H x 11.28" W x 8.94" (1.02 lbs) 48 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 1900-1949
- Chronological Period - 1851-1899
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product
Review Citations: Black Issues Book Review 05/01/2005 pg. 67
Multicultural Review 09/01/2005 pg. 106
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2005 pg. 388 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
School Library Journal 03/01/2005 pg. 236
Booklist 12/15/2004 pg. 731
Booklist 02/01/2005 pg. 976
Kirkus Review - Children 03/01/2005 pg. 297
PW Notes and Reprints 02/07/2005 pg. 61
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 86794
Reading Level: 5.0   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
Featuring lively verse, fascinating facts, and archival photographs, here is a celebration of the Negro Leagues and the great players who went unrecognized in their time.

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.

Written by acclaimed author Carole Boston Weatherford with a foreword by Buck O'Neil, a Negro leagues legend whose baseball contributions spanned eight decades, this book is a home run for baseball and history lovers, and makes a great gift for both boys and girls.

 
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