What Were the Negro Leagues? ( What Was...? )

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.
Target age group 8-12
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    • Weight
      0.3 lbs
    • ISBN-13
      9781524789985
    • ISBN-10
      1524789984
    • Item #
      57996
  • Category
    Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Age Group
    9 to 12 yrs
  • Grade Level
    3-5
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    Sports
  • Theme 2
    Social, Personal & Family Topics
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Prejudice & Racism
  • Awards
  • Author
    Johnson, Varian
  • Series
    What Was...?
  • Lexile Level
    1030
  • AR Level
    6.5
  • Dewey
    796.35708996
  • Publisher
    Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication Date
    12/24/2019
  • Pages
    112
  • Dimensions
    0.2 H × 7.5 L × 5.3 W
  • Case Qty
    60

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