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Johnson, Varian

Summary: Introduces the Negro Leagues of baseball, highlighting the players, coaches, owners, and teams that dominated the leagues during the 1930s and 1940s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.357 JOH

Williams, Andrea

Summary: "The true story of Effa Manley, the first and only woman in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and her ownership role in the Negro Leagues leading up to the integration of Major League Baseball"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAN

Peters, Gregory N.

Summary: "Describes the history of the Negro Leagues, the only option for African-American baseball players until the color barrier was broken in the late 1940s"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: J 796.357 PET

Hogan, Lawrence D.

Contents: Introduction -- Early days -- Before Jim Crow -- The great independents -- Organized league ball -- The new Negro -- Hope for the future -- The breakdown -- Recovery and demise -- Crossing the color line -- Forgotten legacy -- Negro league statistics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.3576 HOG

Summary: The history of the Negro Leagues is often a forgotten part of baseball history, and despite its popularity and wealth of talent was not well documented. The film sheds light on this period and shows how it laid the groundwork for today's African-American players in Major League Baseball. Includes footage from the 1920 through the 1950s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PRI

Brashler, William.

Summary: The story of the teams and men who played in the Negro leagues from about 1890 until 1947 when major league baseball was closed to blacks and latinos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ticknor & Fields 1994

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Nelson, Kadir.

Summary: Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. Illustrations from oil paintings by artist Kadir Nelson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.357 NEL

Perron, Cam

Summary: "The extraordinary, unlikely, and inspirational true story of the friendships formed between Cam Perron--a white, baseball-obsessed teenager from Boston--and hundreds of former professional Negro League players, who were still awaiting the recognition andcompensation that they deserved from Major League Baseball more than fifty years after their playing days were over"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2021

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Beer, Jeremy.

Summary: The biography of Oscar Charleston, a Negro Leagues legend and one of baseball's greatest and most unjustifiably overlooked players.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHARLESTON, OSCAR BEE

Withers, Ernest C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harry N. Abrams 2004

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 796.3576 WIT

Lester, Larry.

Summary: Chronicles the history of the various teams and players that spent time in the "Motor city." From the aftermath of the First World War, through the Jazz Age and Prohibition, the Great Depression, and through the 1950s, the history of the Negro Leagues parallels the history of Black America, from segregation to full inclusion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcadia Pub. 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 LES

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