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Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game

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"While numerous children's books have been written about Jackie Robinson, this is the first dedicated to another pioneering ballplayer, Larry Doby, who joined the Cleveland Indians 11 weeks after Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Doby became the first African-American player in the American League and, in 1948, he helped the Indians win their first World Series in decades. Crowe (Mississippi Trial, 1945) tells the story of the first game in that World Series matchup through the excited first-person narration of Homer, a young baseball fan who, having been told he can't play on his local Little League team, is looking to Doby to prove 'that our people are just as good in baseball — or anything else — as whites are.' Homer and his parents listen to the game over a newly purchased radio, but readers have a better seat, thanks to Benny's (The Listeners) atmospheric acrylic paintings, which shift between closeups of the ballpark action and Homer's family's elated reactions at home. A straightforward but nonetheless inspirational story of barriers being broken down, one slow step at a time. Ages 6 — 10." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Chris Crowe has written several celebrated books for young people, including Mississippi Trial, 1955, which won the International Reading Association Young Adult Book Award, and Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case. Chris Crowe is a professor of English at Brigham Young University and lives in Provo, Utah.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763650261
Author:
Crowe, Chris
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Benny, Mike
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.66 x 10.15 x 0.41 in 1.24 lb
Age Level:
from 6 up to 9

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Biographies
Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Sports Fiction » Baseball and Softball
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Prejudice and Racism

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "While numerous children's books have been written about Jackie Robinson, this is the first dedicated to another pioneering ballplayer, Larry Doby, who joined the Cleveland Indians 11 weeks after Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Doby became the first African-American player in the American League and, in 1948, he helped the Indians win their first World Series in decades. Crowe (Mississippi Trial, 1945) tells the story of the first game in that World Series matchup through the excited first-person narration of Homer, a young baseball fan who, having been told he can't play on his local Little League team, is looking to Doby to prove 'that our people are just as good in baseball — or anything else — as whites are.' Homer and his parents listen to the game over a newly purchased radio, but readers have a better seat, thanks to Benny's (The Listeners) atmospheric acrylic paintings, which shift between closeups of the ballpark action and Homer's family's elated reactions at home. A straightforward but nonetheless inspirational story of barriers being broken down, one slow step at a time. Ages 6 — 10." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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