Negro League Baseball & Integration

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  1. A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie Peanut Johnson
    Michelle Green
    Puffin Books / 2004 / Trade Paperback
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Mamie loved the game of baseball. She was also inspired by the great Jackie Robinson, and she was determined to become a profession baseball pitcher. But there was no place for a black woman in a sport dominated by white men. That didn't stop Mamie, though! She began by insisting on trying out for the all-male, all-white Police Athletic League team. Read the inspiring, courage-filled biography of Mamie Johnson, one of only three women who ever played in the Negro Leagues. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

  1. We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
    Kadir Nelson
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers / 2008 / Hardcover
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    1. What Were the Negro Leagues?
      Varian Johnson
      Penguin Workshop / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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    1. Jackie Robinson and the Story of All-Black Baseball, Phonics  Reader
      Jim O'Connor, Jim Butcher
      Random House / 1989 / Trade Paperback
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    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.

    1. Jackie Robinson
      Wil Mara
      Children's Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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    Learn about the first African American to play on a Major League Baseball team, Jackie Robinson, with this "Rookie biography" for kids. Featuring portraits and other historical imagery along with a simple and engaging text, this book is a great way to engage children in history and encourage beginning readers. Pictorial dictionary and index included. Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years. 32 pages. Softcover.

    1. Jackie Robinson
      Capstone Press / Trade Paperback
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    Perfect for reluctant readers or fans of the genre, this graphic novel captures all the excitement of Jackie Robinson's baseball career as the first African American in the major leagues. 32 pages, paperback.

    1. I Am Jackie Robinson
      Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos
      Dial Press / 2014 / Hardcover
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    Introduce your kids to history with this biography written specifically for children ages 5 to 8 years in mind. Learn about Jackie Robinson, one of the best baseball players in history, and the struggles that he had to overcome as he became the first black baseball player on a major-league team. Includes a timeline of Robinson's life and photographs.

    1. Who Was Jackie Robinson?
      Gail Herman
      Grosset & Dunlap / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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    Who was Jackie Robinson? What is he best remembered for?

    This engaging biography covers Jackie Robinson's life, as a kid he excelled in sports, but beyond his athletic skills, he had strength of character which helped him overcome the obstacles he faced as the first African American player on the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in major league baseball.

    Part of the "Who is." series of biographies for middle-grade readers. 104 pages, softcover. Grades 1-7.

    1. Jackie Robinson: Young Sports Trailblazer
      Herb Dunn
      Aladdin / 1999 / Trade Paperback
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    1. A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson
      David A. Adler
      Holiday House / 1994 / Trade Paperback
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    A moving, illustrated account of the first African American baseball player in the major leagues.

    In April 1947, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, and forever changed the history of sports. But it took more than talent for Jackie to reach the major leagues-his courage and determination helped him overcome unjust policies and racist backlash.

    From his early life in Georgia through his 1955 World Series victory and beyond, this account of Robinson's life is an inspiring look at how one person can effect real change in the world. Written in simple, narrative style and beautifully illustrated, this is a perfect introduction for young readers interested in baseball, history, and civil rights.

    An authors note acknowledges some of the other pioneers in desegregating baseball, and a timeline of important dates is included. 32 pages, softcover. Grades: PreK-2.

    1. Jackie Robinson and the Story of All-Black Baseball, Phonics  Reader
      Jim O'Connor, Jim Butcher
      Random House / 1989 / Trade Paperback
      Our Price$4.99
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      Stock No: WW824563

    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.

    1. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
      Bette Bao Lord
      HarperTrophy / 1986 / Trade Paperback
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    1. Baseball's Best: Five True Stories
      Andrew Gutelle
      Random House / 1990 / Trade Paperback
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    Step into Reading series, ready for chapters book includes five true stories of Baseball's Best. Step 5 level; with photographs and artwork; includes stories of Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, and Hank Aaron. See what makes each player a standout! 48 pages. Excellent reading for any kid who loves baseball; classic baseball heroes; ages 6-9.