Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 5
Lexile® Measure: 900L
Guided Reading: W
- Segregation and Integration
- African American
- Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences
About This Book
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In this "New York Times" bestseller, noted artist Kadir Nelson tells the story of baseball's unsung heroes. A sumptuous volume that no baseball fan should be without. Using an Everyman player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. Illustrations from oil paintings by artist Kadir Nelson. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Winner of the 2009 Coretta Scott King Author Award
Winner of the 2009 Sibert Medal