Can one person make a difference? Eugene Jackson loves baseball. Retired from a lifetime spent in the game, Eugene relocates to Chicago and opens a small neighborhood grocery store. Outside his back wall sits an old, dilapidated ball diamond that hoste
Illus. in full color with black-and-white photos. "Covers not only the story of Robinson's prowess and his problems as the first black man to play in the major leagues, but also the story of the rise and fall of black baseball and some of its star players and managers. Nicely geared by vocabulary, sentence length, and print size to the primary grades audience."â€”Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.
"Whew!" whistled Joe Matson, the astonishment on his bronzed face being indicated by his surprised exclamation of: "Well, what do you know about that, Sis?" "What is it, Joe?" asked his sister Clara, as she looked up from a letter she was reading to see her brother staring at a sheet of paper he had just withdrawn from an envelope, for the morning mail had been delivered a few minutes before. "What is it?" the girl went on, laying aside her own correspondence. "Is it anything serious-anything about father's business? Don't tell me there is more trouble, Joe!"
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