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Johnson, Angela.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2004.
IL K-3, RL 3.9
ISBN 0689826281
Josh Gibson was one of the best baseball players who ever lived.  And you probably never heard of him.  Gibson lived back in the early 1900s.  A time when Black baseball players were not allowed to play professional baseball.  They formed their own league and played anyway.  Josh Gibson has been called the Babe Ruth of the Negro Leagues.  They say that once he hit the ball so hard, it didn't come down til the next day.  This is the story of a young girl who loved baseball but wasn't allowed to play.  During the 1940s, girls did not play baseball.  But she wanted to be just like Josh Gibson.
SUBJECTS:     Sex role -- Fiction.
                        Baseball -- Fiction.
                        Grandmothers -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.


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