The Negro Leagues

Celebrating Baseball's Unsung Heroes

From the Series Spectacular Sports

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

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.

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978-1-51242-753-0
$34.65 $25.99
978-1-51242-845-2
$51.99 $38.99
978-1-51247-937-9
$53.32 $39.99
978-1-54151-611-3
$29.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Diversity, Sports
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.2
BISACS JNF054010, JNF018010
Dewey 796.357/640973
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 9
Lexile 1030
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, Websites, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal

“A concise, highly readable, and thoughtful introduction to an oftentimes overlooked segment of sports history.”—School Library Journal

Booklist

“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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