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Adler, David A.
New York : Viking, 2007
IL K-3, RL 4.9
ISBN 0670060410
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Who doesnít like a book about baseball? This biography is about one of baseballís greatest triumphs and tragedies: Roy Campanella. Everyone knows Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play professional baseball, but what they donít know is Roy was the first African-American catcher to integrate the Major leagues, and not surprisingly, he played along side Jackie Robinson on the Brooklyn Dodgers. Campy, as he was known, played for the Dodgers until a tragic car accident in 1958 changed his life forever, and perhaps, the history of baseball.  (Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Awards nominee, 2008-2009)
SUBJECTS: Campanella, Roy, 1921-1993.
                    Baseball players.
                    Racially mixed people -- Biography.

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