What Were the Negro Leagues?

Varian Johnson (Author) Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator)
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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.

What Was? series overview: A natural expansion of the exceptional Who Was? series, What Was? focuses on compelling historical events, great battles, protests, and discoveries.

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SKU 120271
ISBN 9781524789985
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 1030L
Page Count 112
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Chapter Books
Additional Contributor Stephen Marchesi
Primary Contributor Varian Johnson
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9
Publisher Penguin Random House