What Were The Negro Leagues?

ISBN-10: 1524789984
ISBN-13: 9781524789985
Author: Johnson, Varian
Illustrated by: Marchesi, Stephen
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: December 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 112

Series: What Was...? (Penguin)


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: W
Lexile: 1030L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism

Description
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.
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