Waiting for Pumpsie

Barry Wittenstein (author) London Ladd (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580895453

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Description

In 1959 the Boston Red Sox was the last team in the Major Leagues to integrate. But when they call Elijah “Pumpsie” Green up from the minors, Bernard is overjoyed to see a black player on his beloved home team. And, when Pumpsie’s first home game is scheduled, Bernard and his family head to Fenway Park. Bernard is proud of Pumpsie and hopeful that this historic event is the start of great change in America. This fictionalized account captures the true story of baseball player Pumpsie Green’s rise to the major leagues. The story is a snapshot of the Civil Rights Movement and a great discussion starter about the state of race relations in the United States today.

Reading Level
Lexile
600L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
P
ATOS
3.9
DRA
34
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity History Social Issues Sports & Recreation
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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