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What Were the Negro Leagues? (What Was?)

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What Were the Negro Leagues? (What Was?)

By  Varian Johnson , Who HQ , Illustrated By  Stephen Marchesi
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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.

Varian Johnson is the author of several children's books. He lives outside of Austin, TX with his family. This is his first time writing for Who HQ.

ISBN: 9781524789985

ISBN-10: 9781524789985

Publisher: Penguin Workshop

Publication Date: 12/24/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 12/24/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 112

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball

Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American

Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism