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A Negro League Scrapbook
by Carole Boston Weatherford

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    List Price: $19.95
    Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9781590780916
    Imprint: Boyds Mills Press
    Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
    Parent Company: Boyds Mills Press
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    Book Description:
    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 seventy-five home runs in 1931; James "Cool Papa" Bell, the fastest man in baseball; legendary Satchel Paige, who once struck out twenty-four 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. Featuring lively verse, fascinating facts, and archival photographs, this is a celebration of the Negro Leagues and the great players who went unrecognized in their time.

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