Published: New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, c2008 Edition: 1st ed Description: 88 p. : col. ill. ; 29 x 29 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9780786808328 (hc.) :, 0786808322 (hc.) :, Language: English
Winner of the 2009 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
Winner of the 2009 Coretta Scott King Author Award
Winner of the 2009 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. Illustrations from oil paintings by artist Kadir Nelson
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