Brace to meet some of the biggest baseball stars of the Negro Leagues. They were men and women of glory and achevement, of spectacular ability and heartbreaking obstacles. They rose above discrimination to pursue their dreams. Cool Papa Bell was once said to be so fast, he could outrun electricity. Another story had Josh Gibson hit a towering fly ball in Pittsburgh that didn't land until the next day-in Philadelphia! Pitcher Satchel Paige won with a blistering fastball when he was young, and then with experience and creativity when he was old. He played with charm and witty sayings: "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you." Nobody messed with Oscar Charleston or fielded better than John "Pop" Lloyd.Women such as Peanut Johnson and Toni Stone also made big impressions. These are among the brightest stars of a league, gone but never forgotten.
One girl's journey from wealth to poverty changes her perspective during the Great Depression.
This title highlights all the gross animals and the habits and habitats they thrive in.
The ground-breaking Tesla is feautured in this title with information on how it is changing the automobile world.
A young Cherokee boy and his family are forced to leave their home when the Indian Removal Act is enforced.
The Bentley family sets off on the Oregon Trail, encountering obstacles along the way, which lead the protagonist to believe she is cursed.
This title highlights all the gross foods people around the world eat.
This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of baseball, as well as the rules and equipment used.
This title looks into the paranormal activity of haunted houses around the world.
This title highlights all the gross jobs that people do every day.
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A familys move to the South brings a young African American into the hub of racial inequality.
This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of ice hockey and the rules and equipment used to play the game.
This title gives the history of the one and only Ferrari Spider and how it has changed and evolved over the years.
A young boy meets a runaway slave in this historical novel set during the Civil War.
Like America in the first half of the twentieth century, baseball was still segregated. Every road to the major leagues was blocked by unwritten agreements never to allow black athletes entry. It seemed like the better they played, the further they were pushed back. Until, that is, a plan was hatched by two men. One seized an opportunity to advance the game of baseball forever, and the other ran a path through bigotry like he ran the bases, with strength and grace. Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson would work together to break down the color barriers of baseball, and show the world that African-American athletes were as good and as worthy as anyone to put on a major league uniform. They were not alone. From Larry Doby to Monte Irvin, and the irrepressible Satchel Paige, baseball was gifted by the emergence of a weath of talent and personality that would truly make it, at last, America's pastime.
This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of soccer, along with the rules and equipments used.
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Remember and her family set sail on the Mayflower to the New World, where they celebrate the first Thanksgiving.
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This title highlights all the gross smells our noses sense every day.
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