The Home-Run King (Scraps of Time) (Paperback)

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The Home-Run King (Scraps of Time) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1937 in the Scraps of Time series.

A historical chapter book series from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author, Patricia C. McKissack.

Brothers Tank and Jimbo Turner love sneaking into Nashville's Sulphur Dell Ballpark to watch the superstars of Negro League baseball. When Josh Gibson, the famous home-run hitter for the Homestead Grays, bunks at their house, the boys think they're one step away from heaven. With warmth and humor, the fourth installment of Patricia C. McKissack's family saga brings to life an era of all-black baseball for readers who may not know that Major League teams were once restricted only to white players.

"A good child's-eye introduction to baseball's segregated past." --Booklist

Patricia C. McKissack lives in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Gordon C. James lives in Charlottesville, North Carolina.
Product Details ISBN: 9780142414590
ISBN-10: 014241459X
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: December 24th, 2009
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Scraps of Time
"A good child's-eye introduction to baseball's segregated past. Jame's steady black-and-white illustrations add a welcome depth." --Booklist