The Story of the Negro Leagues

The Story of the Negro Leagues covers the history of the Negro Leagues, their great pitchers and hitters, and the era of integration with Major League Baseball. Readers will learn the history of the Negro leagues beginning with baseball's beginnings with Abner Doubleday, to the first Negro League game between the Henson Base Ball Club and the Weeksville Unknowns. Follow the discrimination that led to the Great Migration that brought Southern blacks north, and visionaries such as Rube Foster and William Greenlee and their creation of the Negro Leagues including the Negro National League, Eastern Colored League, and the Negro American League. Enjoy vivid descriptions of legendary players including the first black player in organized baseball, John Fowler, and Moses Walker, the first black major leaguer. Players such as John O'Neil, Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Roy Campanella, Larry Doby, Junior Gilliam, Minnie Minoso, James Bell, Josh Gibson, George Suttles Martin Dihigo, Connie Johnson, Charlie Grant are also included. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Format Price Qty
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Dewey 796.357
Lexile 910L
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Guided Reading Level T
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Graphics Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations
Imprint SportsZone
ISBN 9781617835100, 9781614803249, Q35100
Format Reinforced Hardcover, eBook, QR Bundle

Author: Bo Smolka