Over 40 years ago Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major-league baseball. Here's a dramatic recap of that event as well as a fascinating look at the little-known days of the Negro leagues--the barnstorming, the great teams, and the legendary players. Full-color illustrations.
Illus. in full color with black-and-white photos. "Covers not only the story of Robinson's prowess and his problems as the first black man to play in the major leagues, but also the story of the rise and fall of black baseball and some of its star players and managers. Nicely geared by vocabulary, sentence length, and print size to the primary grades audience."--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.
Jim OConnor is a childrens author. His books include Jackie Robinson and the Story of All-Black Baseball, Lets Hear it for the Shrumps!, The Puck Stops Here!, The Ghost in Tent 19, Call Me Gretzky, and many books in the popular Who Was? series.