New York Times best-selling author Carole Boston Weatherford’s lively verse, fascinating facts, and archival photographs celebrate some of the greatest Black baseball players in history.
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 75 home runs in 1931; James "Cool Papa" Bell, the fastest man in baseball; legendary Satchel Paige, who once struck out 24 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.
With a foreword by baseball legend Buck O’Neil, this book by award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford pays tribute to the Negro Leagues and great players who went unrecognized in their time.
ISBN/EAN: 1635928354 / 9781635928358
Publisher: Calkins Creek Books
Publish Date: August 30, 2022
Target Age: 7-10