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Home-Run King (Scraps of Time) (2009)

Author: McKissack, Patricia Publisher: Penguin Group
Number of pages: 96 pages

Brothers Tank and Jimbo Turner love sneaking into Nashville's Sulphur Dell Ballpark to watch the superstars of Negro League baseball. When Josh Gibson, the famous home-run hitter for the Homestead Grays, bunks at their house, the boys think they're one step away from heaven. With warmth and humor, the fourth installment of Patricia C. McKissack's family saga brings to life an era of all-black baseball for readers who may not know that Major League teams were once restricted only to white players.

ISBN 13: 9780142414590
Reading Level (grade): 3.6