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What were the Negro Leagues?

Varian Johnson (Author), Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator)
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
eBook, English, 2019
Penguin Workshop, New York, 2019
Ages: 8-12 years.
1 online resource
9781524790004, 1524790001
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