The Journal of Biddy Owens by Walter Dean Myers
The Negro Leagues, Birmingham, Alabama, 1948 (My Name is America)

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Biddy Owens is the batboy for the Birmingham Black Barons, one of the best teams in the Negro Leagues. With a supporting cast of characters that includes some of the greatest players ever, Biddy¹s story covers the games, the grueling road trips, racial segregation, and day-to-day life in Birmingham during this pivotal time in American history.

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Published November 1, 2003 by Scholastic. 141 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction

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Baseball legends Satchel Paige, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron all make cameo appearances, but the characters who dominate are those whose careers largely ended with the Negro Leagues: the 1948 Black Barons, led by second baseman and manager Piper Davis, whose fierce determination to win carries the...

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