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Title:
The Negro leagues
Author:
Riley, James A.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
102 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Provides a history of the Negro leagues and the role they played in integrating baseball.
Language:
English
Contents:
In the beginning (1868-1899) -- A new century (1900-1909) -- Free agents and independent teams (1910-1919) -- The early leagues (1920-1931) -- Troubled waters (1932-1936) -- Dynasties (1937-1946) -- End of an era (1947-1960)
Reading Level:
1190 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.5 3.0 29729.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.7 7 Quiz: 28624 Guided reading level: Z.
ISBN:
9780791025918

9780791025925
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

-- Tells the stories of notable groups of people of color
-- A companion series to the award-winning Black Americans of Achievement biographies

A history of the black baseball leagues that flourished during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.


Summary

CANCEL FROM 052 SHOULD LL IN 053. Tracing the history of black baseball leagues of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s that showcased such legendary talents as Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, and Buck Leonard. 50 photos.


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8‘Spanning the years 1868 to 1960, this title takes a look at blacks in professional baseball in general and at the Negro Leagues in particular. While the material is accurate and the book is attractively designed, the sheer number of players and teams discussed may overwhelm readers. Riley introduces a lot of names, but offers little substantive detail or real insight. Black-and-white photographs are liberally sprinkled throughout the seven chapters. While credits are cited for them, the text itself is not documented. The list for further reading includes predominantly adult titles. While not fatally flawed, this effort is not a first choice. Michael Cooper's Playing America's Game (Dutton, 1993), Robert Gardner and Dennis Shortelle's Forgotten Players (Walker, 1993), and Patricia and Fredrick McKissack's Black Diamond (Scholastic, 1994) all provide similar information in a more reader-friendly format.‘Tom S. Hurlburt, La Crosse Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8‘Spanning the years 1868 to 1960, this title takes a look at blacks in professional baseball in general and at the Negro Leagues in particular. While the material is accurate and the book is attractively designed, the sheer number of players and teams discussed may overwhelm readers. Riley introduces a lot of names, but offers little substantive detail or real insight. Black-and-white photographs are liberally sprinkled throughout the seven chapters. While credits are cited for them, the text itself is not documented. The list for further reading includes predominantly adult titles. While not fatally flawed, this effort is not a first choice. Michael Cooper's Playing America's Game (Dutton, 1993), Robert Gardner and Dennis Shortelle's Forgotten Players (Walker, 1993), and Patricia and Fredrick McKissack's Black Diamond (Scholastic, 1994) all provide similar information in a more reader-friendly format.‘Tom S. Hurlburt, La Crosse Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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