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All Star: How Larry Doby Smashed the Color Barrier in Baseball



by
Audrey Vernick
illustrated by
Cannaday Chapman

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Imprint
Clarion
ISBN
9781328482976
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur
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The remarkable story of Larry Doby, the first Black baseball player in the American League.

In 1947, Larry Doby signed with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first Black player in the American leagues. He endured terrible racism, both from fans and his fellow teammates. Despite this, he became a unifying force on and off the field, and went on to become a seven-time All Star. Illustrated with Cannaday Chapman’s bold, stylized illustrations, this exceptional biography tells the story of an unsung hero who not only opened doors for those behind him, but set amazing records during his Hall of Fame career. More significantly, it examines the long fight to overcome racism in sports and our culture at large, a fight that is far from over.

Author’s note, with photograph. Selected bibliography. Full-color digital illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Dewey

B

AR

4.7: points 0.5

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Mar 2022

Book Genres

Sports, Picture Book

Topics

Larry Doby (1923–2003). Baseball. Major League Baseball (MLB). African American baseball players. Biography. Sports and recreation. Discrimination in sports. 

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