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The Resource What were the Negro Leagues?, by Varian Johnson ; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi

What were the Negro Leagues?, by Varian Johnson ; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi

Label
What were the Negro Leagues?
Title
What were the Negro Leagues?
Statement of responsibility
by Varian Johnson ; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This baseball league that was made up of African American players and run by African American owners ushered in the biggest change in the history of baseball. In America during the early twentieth century, no part was safe from segregation, not even the country's national pastime, baseball. Despite their exodus from the Major Leagues because of the color of their skin, African American men still found a way to participate in the sport they loved. Author Varian Johnson shines a spotlight on the players, coaches, owners, and teams that dominated the Negro Leagues during the 1930s and 40s. Readers will learn about how phenomenal players like Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and of course, Jackie Robinson greatly changed the sport of baseball
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10828575
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Varian
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages: 8-12 years
  • 1030
  • 1030L
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 4
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Marchesi, Stephen
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
What was?
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Negro leagues
  • African American baseball players
  • Baseball
  • African American baseball players
  • Baseball
  • Negro leagues
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
What were the Negro Leagues?, by Varian Johnson ; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An official Who HQ book"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What were the Negro Leagues? -- The beginning of baseball -- The first black pro teams -- Early black baseball stars -- The father of black baseball -- A league of their own -- The Negro Leagues grow -- The second Negro national League -- The Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays -- The great experiment -- Jackie Robinson -- The end of an era -- Their place in history -- Timelines -- Bibliography
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524789992
Lccn
2019030687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1090750949
Label
What were the Negro Leagues?, by Varian Johnson ; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An official Who HQ book"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What were the Negro Leagues? -- The beginning of baseball -- The first black pro teams -- Early black baseball stars -- The father of black baseball -- A league of their own -- The Negro Leagues grow -- The second Negro national League -- The Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays -- The great experiment -- Jackie Robinson -- The end of an era -- Their place in history -- Timelines -- Bibliography
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524789992
Lccn
2019030687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1090750949

Library Locations

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      3000 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, 31906, US
      32.4769285 -84.9441
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      5689 Armour Road, Columbus, GA, 31909, US
      32.528633 -84.953102
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