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Title What were the Negro Leagues? / by Varian Johnson ; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi.
Author Johnson, Varian, author.
Publication New York : Penguin Workshop, 2019.
Copyright date © 2019
Description 1 online resource.
Call # eBOOK
Series What was?
What was--?
Audience Ages: 8-12 years.
Contents What were the Negro Leagues? -- The beginning of baseball -- The first black pro teams -- Early black baseball stars -- The father of black baseball -- A league of their own -- The Negro Leagues grow -- The second Negro national League -- The Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays -- The great experiment -- Jackie Robinson -- The end of an era -- Their place in history -- Timelines -- Bibliography.
Summary This baseball league that was made up of African American players and run by African American owners ushered in the biggest change in the history of baseball. In America during the early twentieth century, no part was safe from segregation, not even the country's national pastime, baseball. Despite their exodus from the Major Leagues because of the color of their skin, African American men still found a way to participate in the sport they loved. Author Varian Johnson shines a spotlight on the players, coaches, owners, and teams that dominated the Negro Leagues during the 1930s and 40s. Readers will learn about how phenomenal players like Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and of course, Jackie Robinson greatly changed the sport of baseball.
Note Print version record.
Subject Negro leagues -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African American baseball players -- Juvenile literature.
Baseball -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
African American baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00799042
Baseball. (OCoLC)fst00827904
Negro leagues. (OCoLC)fst01035591
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Addl. Author Marchesi, Stephen, illustrator.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Johnson, Varian. What were the Negro Leagues? New York : Penguin Workshop, 2019 9781524789992 (DLC) 2019030687 (OCoLC)1090750949
ISBN 9781524790004 (electronic bk.)
1524790001 (electronic bk.)

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