All Star: How Larry Doby Smashed the Color Barrier in Baseball

Audrey Vernick (Author) Cannaday Chapman (Illustrator)
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The remarkable story of Larry Doby, the first Black baseball player in the American League.

In 1947, Larry Doby signed with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first Black player in the American leagues. He endured terrible racism, both from fans and his fellow teammates. Despite this, he became a unifying force on and off the field, and went on to become a seven-time All Star. Illustrated with Cannaday Chapmanā€™s bold, stylized illustrations, this exceptional biography tells the story of an unsung hero who not only opened doors for those behind him, but set amazing records during his Hall of Fame career. More significantly, it examines the long fight to overcome racism in sports and our culture at large, a fight that is far from over.

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SKU 142534
ISBN 9781328482976
Language English
Page Count 40
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Picture Books
Additional Contributor Cannaday Chapman
Primary Contributor Audrey Vernick
Age Groups Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9
Publisher Clarion Books