The Home-Run King by Patricia MckissackThe Home-Run King by Patricia Mckissack

The Home-Run King

byPatricia Mckissack

Paperback | December 24, 2009

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A historical chapter book series from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author, Patricia C. McKissack.

Brothers Tank and Jimbo Turner love sneaking into Nashville's Sulphur Dell Ballpark to watch the superstars of Negro League baseball. When Josh Gibson, the famous home-run hitter for the Homestead Grays, bunks at their house, the boys think they're one step away from heaven. With warmth and humor, the fourth installment of Patricia C. McKissack?s family saga brings to life an era of all-black baseball for readers who may not know that Major League teams were once restricted only to white players.

"A good child's-eye introduction to baseball's segregated past." --Booklist

Patricia C. McKissack lives in Chesterfield, Missouri. Gordon C. James lives in Charlottesville, North Carolina.
Title:The Home-Run KingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.28 inPublished:December 24, 2009Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014241459X

ISBN - 13:9780142414590

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"A good child's-eye introduction to baseball's segregated past. Jame's steady black-and-white illustrations add a welcome depth." --Booklist