What Were the Negro Leagues? by Johnson, Varian

What Were the Negro Leagues?

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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.

Author: Varian Johnson, Who Hq
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Published: 12/24/2019
Pages: 112
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 7.50h x 5.30w x 0.20d
ISBN: 9781524789985
Audience: 08 - 12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.5
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 506392 / What Were the Negro Leagues?

About the Author
Varian Johnson is the author of several children's books. He lives outside of Austin, TX with his family. This is his first time writing for Who HQ.