The Home-Run King
by Patricia C. Mckissack
Publication Date: Dec 24, 2009
List Price: $6.99
Format: Paperback, 92 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Puffin Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
A historical chapter book series from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author, Patricia C. McKissack.
Brothers Tank and Jimbo Turner love sneaking into Nashville’s Sulphur Dell Ballpark to watch the superstars of Negro League baseball. When Josh Gibson, the famous home-run hitter for the Homestead Grays, bunks at their house, the boys think they’re one step away from heaven. With warmth and humor, the fourth installment of Patricia C. McKissack’s family saga brings to life an era of all-black baseball for readers who may not know that Major League teams were once restricted only to white players.
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 20Th Century
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American