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Baseball's leading lady : Effa Manley and the rise and fall of the Negro Leagues / Andrea Williams.

Williams, Andrea, (author.).

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library.

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Summary:

Before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, Black athletes played in the Negro Leagues, on teams coached by Black managers, cheered on by Black fans. Those leagues owed their existence and success to savvy businesspeople like Effa Manley, the Black female co-owner of the Newark Eagles. Manley was the team's business manager, leading her team to win the Negro World Series in 1946. Williams shows how Manley devoted her life to Black empowerment, invested in community programs, and fought for her team's place on an unequal field. -- adapted from jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library X 921 M314 (Text) 37801000678183 Juvenile Non-Fiction Book System_Only_3months 05/12/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250623720
  • Physical Description: viii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-321) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, Black athletes played in the Negro Leagues, on teams coached by Black managers, cheered on by Black fans. Those leagues owed their existence and success to savvy businesspeople like Effa Manley, the Black female co-owner of the Newark Eagles. Manley was the team's business manager, leading her team to win the Negro World Series in 1946. Williams shows how Manley devoted her life to Black empowerment, invested in community programs, and fought for her team's place on an unequal field. -- adapted from jacket.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14 Roaring Brook Press.
Grades 4-6 Roaring Brook Press.
Subject: Manley, Effa, 1897-1981 > Juvenile literature.
African American women > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women baseball team owners > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Negro leagues > History > Juvenile literature.
Baseball > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Baseball team owners > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Newark Eagles (Baseball team) > Juvenile literature.
Women > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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