The Negro Leagues
Celebrating Baseball's Unsung Heroes
From the Series Spectacular Sports
When modern baseball fans think of African American players, they may think of Ken Griffey Jr. or Derek Jeter. But what about the black stars who didn’t play Major League Baseball? In the early 1900s, black players were not allowed in the Major Leagues. The Negro Leagues provided an alternative for African American players.
Discover the Negro Leagues in this book packed full of facts, photos, and stories. Learn about the biggest games and wildest moments of the Negro Leagues era, as well as some of the greatest (and least well-known) players. You’ll also find out about the history of African American baseball and the people who worked to end the sport’s decades of segregation.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, Sports|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Reading Counts! Level||8.2|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|Dimensions||9 x 9|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.8|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||187292|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||2.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
School Library Journal
“A concise, highly readable, and thoughtful introduction to an oftentimes overlooked segment of sports history.”—School Library Journal
“Presenting a concise and very readable history of the Negro leagues . . . [t]his well-researched book will be a worthwhile addition to any baseball collection.”—Booklist
Author: Matt Doeden
Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.
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