Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow (The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents)
Author: James Sturm
Baseball Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige (1906 - 1982) changed the face of the game in a career that spanned five decades. Much has been written about this larger-than-life pitcher, but when it comes to Paige, fact does not easily separate from fiction. He made a point of writing his own history . . . and then re-writing it. A tall, lanky fireballer, he was arguably the Negro League's hardest thrower, most entertaining storyteller and greatest gate attraction. Now the Center for Cartoon Studies turns a graphic novelist's eye to Paige's story. Told from the point of view of a sharecropper, this compelling narrative follows Paige from game to game as he travels throughout the segregated South.
In stark prose and powerful graphics, author and artist share the story of a sports hero, role model, consummate showman, and era-defining American.
- Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (April 23, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 96 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1368042899
- ISBN-13 : 978-1368042895
- Reading age : 10 - 14 years
- Grade level : 5 - 9
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.75 x 0.25 x 10 inches