Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow

By James Sturm
Illustrators Illustrated by Rich Tommaso Publisher Hyperion Imprint Hyperion ISBN


Awards and Honors <I>Book Sense</I> Children’s Picks – Winter 2007/2008 | <I>Booklist</I> Top 10 Black History for Youth | <I>Booklist</I> Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth | VOYA Nonfiction Honor List, 2007

Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow

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Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism,Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur,Violence: Graphic Descriptions

Emmet Wilson loves playing in the Negro Leagues. He makes good money and doesn't have to work for a white man. Then a slide into home-scoring a run off the great pitcher Satchel Paige-blows out his knee. Now stuck working as a sharecropper, Emmet longs for the day when blacks and whites will be treated equally, for the day when his son can attend school instead of working the fields. Throughout Emmet's hard life, Satchel Paige, with his indomitable spirit, provides hope and inspiration. Three-color artwork.
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