Books for Younger Readers

“Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience” Online Site Support Notebook

Clarence Abernathy and Wendel Field. Josh Gibson: Dare to Dream. A&H Fine Arts, 2000. (ages 9–12)

David A. Adler . Satchel Paige: Don’t Look Back. Harcourt, 2007. (ages 4–8)

Michael Burgan. The Negro Leagues. Compass Point Books, 2008. (ages 9–12)

Lesa Cline-Ransome. Satchel Paige. Simon & Schuster, 2000. (grades 2–5)

Floyd Cooper. Willie and the All-Stars. Philomel, 2008. (ages 4–8)

Gavin Curtis. The Bat Boy And His Violin. Aladdin, 2001. (ages 4–8)

Margaret Davidson . The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball. Yearling, 1987 (ages 9–12)

Tony DeMarco. Jackie Robinson. Child’s World, 2002. (ages 9–12)

Barry Denenberg. Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson. Scholastic, 1990. (ages 9–12)

Laura Driscoll. Negro Leagues: All-Black Baseball. Grossett & Dunlap, 2002 (ages 4–8)

Herb Dunn. Jackie Robinson: Young Sports Trailblazer (Childhood of Famous Americans Series). Aladdin, 1999. (ages 9–12)

Robert Gardner. The Forgotten Players: The Story of Black Baseball in America. Walker & Co., 1993. (Young adult)

Peter Golenbock. Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way. Harcourt, 2001. (grades 1–4)

———. Teammates. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993. (ages 5–8) (about Jackie Robinson)

Michelle Y. Green. A Strong Right Arm; The Story of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson. Dial, 2002. (grades 4–7)

Dan Gutman. Jackie & Me (Baseball Card Adventures). Harper Trophy, 2000 (ages 9–12)

———. Satch & Me (Baseball Card Adventures). Amistad, 2006. (ages 9–12)

Crystal Hubbard. Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream.  Lee & Low, 2005. (Grades 1–3)

Angela Johnson. Just Like Josh Gibson. Simon & Schuster, 2004 (grades 1–3)

Bette Bao Lord. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. HarperTrophy, 1984 (grades 3–5)

Patricia McKissack. The Homerun King. Viking Juvenile, 2008. (ages 9–12)

Patricia McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack. Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues.  Scholastic, 1998. (grades 6 +)

Walter Dean Myers. The Journal of Biddy Owens: The Negro Leagues, Birmingham, Alabama, 1948. Scholastic, 2001. (ages 9–12)

Kadir Nelson. We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. Hyperion Books for Children, 2008. (ages 4–8)

Lawrence S. Ritter. Leagues Apart: The Men and Times of the Negro Baseball Leagues. Diane Pub. Co., 1995. (ages 9–12)

(Graphic novel) James Sturm and Rich Tommaso (illustrator). Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow. Hyperion Books for Children, 2007. (ages 9–12)

Myron Uhlberg, illus. by Colin Bootman. Dad, Jackie, and Me.  Peachtree, 2005. Winner of Schneider Family Book Award (grades 1–3)

Carole Boston Weatherford. A Negro League Scrapbook. Boyds Mills Press, 2005. (ages 9–12)

Jonah Winter. Fair Ball! 14 Great Stars from Baseball’s Negro Leagues. Scholastic, 1999. (grades 3–6)