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Just Like Josh Gibson

Just Like Josh Gibson( )
Author: Johnson, Angela
Illustrator: Peck, Beth
ISBN:978-0-689-82628-3
Publication Date:Jan 2004
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Imprint:Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $19.99
Book Description:

The story goes... Grandmama could hit the ball a mile, catch anything that was thrown, and do everything else -- just like Josh Gibson. But unfortunately, no matter how well a girl growing up in the 1940s played the game of baseball, she would have faced tremendous challenges. These challenges are not unlike those met by the legendary Josh Gibson, arguably the best Negro-League player to never make it into the majors. In a poignant tribute to...
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Author Biography
Johnson, Angela (Author)
Angela Johnson was born on June 18, 1961 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She attended Kent State University and worked with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) as a child development worker. She has written numerous children's books including Tell Me a Story, Mama, Shoes like Miss Alice, Looking for Red, A Cool Moonlight and Lily Brown's Paintings. She won the Coretta Scott King Author's Award three times for Toning the Sweep in 1994, for Heaven in 1999, and for The First Part Last in 2004, which also won the Michael L. Printz Award. In 2003, she was named a MacArthur fellow.

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