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What Were the Negro Leagues?
Paperback - English

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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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
EAN
9781524789985
Publication Date
24/12/2019
Pages
112
Dimension
19.05cm x 13.46cm x 0.51cm
Age Group
8 to 12
Grades
3rd Grade to 7th Grade
Lexile Level
1030
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About Author

Johnson, Varian
Growing up, Varian Johnson couldn't decide whether he wanted to be an engineer or a writer, so he decided to do both. His first novel A Red Polka Dot In A World Full of Plaid made the Essence Magazine bestseller list in March 2006. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and two cocker spaniels.




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