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The Home-Run King
by Patricia C. Mckissack

    Publication Date: Dec 24, 2009
    List Price: $6.99
    Format: Paperback, 92 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9780142414590
    Imprint: Puffin Books
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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    Paperback Description:

    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.

    "A good child’s-eye introduction to baseball’s segregated past." —Booklist




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