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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, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Description 108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Call # J 796.357 J
Series What was?
What was--?
Note "An official Who HQ book"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Audience Ages: 8-12 years.
Note "16 pages of photos inside!"--Cover
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 Introduces the Negro Leagues of baseball, highlighting the players, coaches, owners, and teams that dominated the leagues during the 1930s and 1940s.
Subject Negro leagues -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African American baseball players -- Juvenile literature.
Baseball -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African American baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00799042
Baseball. (OCoLC)fst00827904
Negro leagues. (OCoLC)fst01035591
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Informational works.
Illustrated works.
Addl. Author Marchesi, Stephen, illustrator.
ISBN 9781524789992 (library binding)
1524789992 (library binding)
9781524789985 (paperback) :
1524789984 (paperback)
1 hold on first copy returned of 23 copies

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