Satchel Paige could throw a baseball like no one else. But when he began his career in the 1920s, even the best African American players were kept out of the major leagues. Paige rose to stardom in the Negro Baseball Leagues--and he waited for his chance toplay in the "big show." Finally, at an age when most players retire, Paige proved that staying in the game pays off.David A. Adler and Terry Widener, the award-winning team behind several acclaimed sports biographies, have created a powerful story about a talented athlete who just wouldn't give up."Satchel Paige" isan inspired subjectfor baseball lovers, readers who are interested in African American history, and anyone who has held on to a dream."
- Hardback | 32 pages
- 233.7 x 281.9 x 12.7mm | 408.24g
- 01 Jan 2007
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
- Harcourt Children's Books
- Boston, United States
- Illustrations, unspecified
About A. David Adler
DAVID A. ADLER and TERRY WIDENER arethe team behind" "many award-winning books, including "America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, " a "Child" Magazine Best Book of the Year. David A. Adler lives on Long Island, New York. Terry Widener lives in McKinney, Texas. "