Skill, Suspense and Standing Tall: Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer

Saturday, February 23, 2008.

Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball PioneerAuthor: Bill Wise
Illustrator: Bill Farnsworth
Published: 2007 Lee & Low Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1584302690

This riveting roller coaster of taunts, talent and tenterhooks relays a true story of suffering and success and invites us to examine the troubling shadow of racism and the resiliency of those who rise above it.

Check out the full list of non-fiction picture books nominated for the 2007 Cybils Awards here.


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Comment by Tricia

February 27, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

I’m so glad you reviewed this here. I really loved this when I read it for the Cybils. It was a real rollercoaster of a read. I’m hoping to pair this with Teammates by Peter Golenbock when I teach issues of tolerance this fall.

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