Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow
ISBN: 0786839015
EAN13: 9780786839018
Language: English
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 9.8" L x 6.6" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Baseball Hall of Famer Leroy Satchel Paige (1906 - 1982) changed the face of the game in a career that spanned five decades. Much has been written about this larger-than-life pitcher, but when it comes to Paige, fact does not easily separate from fiction. He made a point of writing his own history . . . and then re-writing it. A tall, lanky fireballer, he was arguably the Negro League's hardest thrower, most entertaining storyteller and greatest gate attraction. Now the Center for Cartoon Studies turns a graphic novelist's eye to Paige's story. Told from the point of view of a sharecropper, this compelling narrative follows Paige from game to game as he travels throughout the segregated South.

In stark prose and powerful graphics, author and artist share the story of a sports hero, role model, consummate showman, and era-defining American.

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   excellent entry into discussions with children about tough subjects
This book has historical depth, humor, suspense, tragedy and sensitivity. The author and illustrator give insight into the psychology of segregation. My son and I both enjoyed it, and the mentions of many sad truths about the Jim Crow years provide a jumping off point for serious discussion. This book is recommended for ages 9 and up due to its violence.
 
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   Kindle version is AWFUL
The story is wonderful, but it's not good in the kindle version. You can only read half of a page on the app and the kindle, no matter what orientation you are using. I was too late to return it.
 
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   Strike!
A man is missing. Jim crow crippled this nation by exposing the cowardices. It illuminates the black me and their creativity.
 
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