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A Negro League Scrapbook by Carole Boston…

A Negro League Scrapbook

by Carole Boston Weatherford

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What if you were an amazing baseball player but got banned? Imagine your dreams being crushed. This is how African American baseball players felt. Jackie Robinson ended that era. This scrapbook introduces you to some incredibly athletic African Americans who were never recognized for their achievements.

Reading Level: Intermediate
Genre: Nonfiction
  rdg301library | May 27, 2014 |
A Negro League Scrapbook is a dizzying array of pictures, stories and statistics from baseball's Negro League. There's a funny quote by Leroy "Satchel" Paige, the Negro League's highest-paid player and a legendary pitcher: "Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move." But the book also chronicles a sad time in U.S. history. The only reason the Negro League existed is because of segregation, and players were forced to sleep and eat sandwiches on their bus if the town did not have a black hotel or restaurant. This book would be a good way to interest young male readers while giving them a history lesson. ( )
  erinchauff | Jan 21, 2013 |
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Historical photos and text present what life was like playing in baseball's Negro League, and provides information about some of the leagues most distinguished players.

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