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Author Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014

Title The journal of Biddy Owens, the Negro leagues / by Walter Dean Myers.

Publication Info. New York : Scholastic, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Children's Department  J FIC MYERS    Check Shelf
Description 139 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series My name is America
My name is America.
Note "Birmingham, Alabama, 1948"--Cover.
"Biddy Owens is a fictional character, created by the author, and his journal and its epilogue are works of fiction."--Colophon.
Summary Teenager Biddy Owens' 1948 journal about working for the Birmingham Black Barons includes the games and the players, racism the team faces from New Orleans to Chicago, and his family's resistance to his becoming a professional baseball player. Includes a historical note about the evolution of the Negro Leagues.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 4.0 50162.
Subject Birmingham Black Barons (Baseball team) -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Baseball stories.
Negro leagues -- Juvenile fiction.
Segregation -- Juvenile fiction.
Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Diaries -- Juvenile fiction.
ISBN 0439445728 paperback
9780439445726 paperback
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