Fair Ball! by Jonah Winter
14 Great Stars from Baseball's Negro Leagues

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Featuring portraits based on old photos imbued with the player's personality and energy, this book helps young readers learn about "Pop" Lloyd and Buck Leonard and 12 other African-American baseball players in the Negro Leagues. Full color.
 

About Jonah Winter

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Children's author and illustrator Jonah Winter was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1962. He has created many popular books, including works about baseball and biographies of famous individuals including Frida Kahlo, Roberto Clemente, and Barack Obama.
 
Published April 1, 1999 by Scholastic. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, History. Non-fiction

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In this worthy packet of information about famous players from the Negro Leagues, Winter’s narrative is marred only by a comic-book tone and exclamation points that detract from otherwise spectacular statistics and stories.

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Certain to be a hit with kids who take baseball history seriously, Winter's (Diego) handsome volume devotes a spread each to 14 stars of the Negro Leagues. Balancing stats with engaging trivia and ane

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Certain to be a hit with kids who take baseball history seriously, Winter's (Diego) handsome volume devotes a spread each to 14 stars of the Negro Leagues.

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