Satchel Paige

by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Author) James E Ransome (Illustrator)

Satchel Paige
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Play ball with Satchel Paige with this nonfiction picture book biography from two Coretta Scott King Award-winning creators. No one pitched like Leroy "Satchel" Paige. Fans packed the stands to see how many batters he could strike out in one game. He dazzled them with his unique pitching style, and he even gave nicknames to some of his trademark pitches--there was the "hesitation," his magic slow ball, and the "bee ball," named because it would always "be" where he wanted it to be. Follow Satch'​s career through these beautiful illustrations as he begins playing in the semi-pros and goes on to become the first African American to pitch in a major League World Series, and the first Negro Leaguer to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Publishers Weekly

PW called this informal, anecdotal profile of the first black pitcher to play in the major leagues and the first black inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame "a fitting tribute to a baseball hero." Ages 6-10. (Jan.)
Lesa Cline-Ransome
Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome have collaborated on many award-winning picture books for children. These include Before She was Harriet, a Coretta Scott King honor book; Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the first Black-and-White Jazz Band in History; Satchel Paige, which was an ALA Best Book for Children and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass, which received starred reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal. They live in the Hudson River Valley region of New York.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780689856815
Lexile Measure
1010L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Aladdin Paperbacks
Publication date
January 20, 2003
Series
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BISAC categories
JNF018010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JNF054010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Baseball & Softball
Library of Congress categories
African Americans
United States
Baseball players
Paige, Leroy

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