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Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game

Reviewed by Dawn on March 11, 2012.

When Homer’s coach bans him from playing Little League, the thing that brings him hope is following Larry Doby, the first African American to join the American League (eleven weeks after Jackie Robinson crossed the color barrier and joined the National League).  Homer’s dad purchases a new radio so that they can follow the Cleveland Indians, play by play, as they win the WorldThe historical facts woven through the story open the eys of readers, and the more detailed historical facts at the end of the book are interesting and enlightening for adults and children alike.

32 pages

ISBN: 978-0763650261

Recommended by: Jenny Newstead, Media Specialist, South Carolina, USA

 

 
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