Charles Albert Bender: National Hall of Fame Pitcher (Minnesota Native American Lives)

by Kade Ferris (Author) Tashia Hart (Illustrator)

Charles Albert Bender: National Hall of Fame Pitcher (Minnesota Native American Lives)

The Minnesota Humanities Center presents Minnesota Native American Lives, three stories of exceptional individuals across sports, language, and government!

Charles Albert Bender invented the slider. He was a World Series-winning pitcher and the first Minnesotan inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He grew up poor on a farm where he worked in the fields. He lived far away from his home and family while attending an Indian boarding school in Pennsylvania. Charles Albert Bender worked hard all his life and defined his success by the amount of effort he put into something. His story is a Minnesota Native American life.

The Minnesota Native American Lives Series includes biographies of Charles Albert Bender, Ella Cara Deloria, and Peggy Flanagan. Read all three!

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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Wise Ink
Publication date
June 21, 2021
Minnesota Native American Lives
BISAC categories
JNF007050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
JNF007100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
Library of Congress categories
United States
Baseball players
Indian baseball players
Bender, Charles Albert

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