A look at the life of the first Afro-American to play major league baseball, a talented athlete also known as a fighter for equal rights.
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Grade 3-5-- These slim volumes chronicle the lives of four of the greatest stars in sports history. Although they provide only a brief glimpse at the athletes' lives, the information is accurate and readable. Standard, but well-reproduced, black-and-white photographs are plentiful and serve to break up the texts. An unnecessary gimmick is the inclusion of trivia questions (with answers in the back) that are sprinkled throughout each title. Very few, if any, of the answers will be known by the intended age group, while many, such as, "When he played for the Canton Bulldogs, Jim (Thorpe) was certain that no team could stop him. Exactly how confident was he?" won't even elicit a thought or a guess. While numerous biographies of each of these subjects are available, these titles are serviceable introductions that may lead readers to more substantial books. --Tom S. Hurlburt, La Crosse Public Library, WI
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Book Description Silver Burdett Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0896867439I3N00
Book Description Crestwood House. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2610916689
Book Description Crestwood House/ Maxwell Macmillan, New York/ Toronto, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. NOT ex-library. Glossy photo bds, pub's sturdy binding. No dust jacket. Index, b/w photos. Giftworthy! "Sports Immortals" series. 15502 shelf. Bookseller Inventory # 048386
Book Description Crestwood House, 1992. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0896867439