Story of the Negro Leagues

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The Story of the Negro Leagues covers the history of the Negro Leagues, their great pitchers and hitters, and the era of integration with Major League Baseball. Readers will learn the history of the Negro leagues beginning with baseball's beginnings with Abner Doubleday, to the first Negro League game between the Henson Base Ball Club and the Weeksville Unknowns. Follow the discrimination that led to the Great Migration that brought Southern blacks north, and visionaries such as Rube Foster and William Greenlee and their creation of the Negro Leagues including the Negro National League, Eastern Colored League, and the Negro American League. Enjoy vivid descriptions of legendary players including the first black player in organized baseball, John Fowler, and Moses Walker, the first black major leaguer. Players such as John O'Neil, Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Roy Campanella, Larry Doby, Junior Gilliam, Minnie Minoso, James Bell, Josh Gibson, George Suttles Martin Dihigo, Connie Johnson, Charlie Grant are also included.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
BISACS JNF054010, JNF007100, JNF018010
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Sports
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint SportsZone
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Season 2012-09-01
ISBN 9781617835100, 9781614803249
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 796.357
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Lexile 910
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 154675
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Reviewed
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Story of the Negro Leagues (Negro Baseball Leagues) – Booklist

Leading off dramatically with the final two innings of the 1935 East-West All-Star Game, this slender volume offers a brief but informative introduction to the history of Negro League baseball. Smolka discusses the creation of the Negro Leagues, introduces the outstanding players, and describes the difficulties faced by teams traveling through the segregated South. The book’s attractive design features wide-spaced lines of text, restrained use of color, and archival photos of individual players and teams. Make room for this volume from the Negro Baseball Leagues series.

Author: Bo Smolka