Satchel Paige

Don't Look Back

By David A. Adler; Terry Widener (Illustrator)
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152055851, 32pp.)

Publication Date: January 2007

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Description

Satchel Paige could throw a baseball like no one else. But when he began his career in the 1920s, even the best African American players were kept out of the major leagues. Paige rose to stardom in the Negro Baseball Leagues--and he waited for his chance to play in the "big show." Finally, at an age when most players retire, Paige proved that staying in the game pays off.           David A. Adler and Terry Widener, the award-winning team behind several acclaimed sports biographies, have created a powerful story about a talented athlete who just wouldn't give up. Satchel Paige is an inspired subject for baseball lovers, readers who are interested in African American history, and anyone who has held on to a dream.




About the Author

DAVID A. ADLER and TERRY WIDENER are the team behind many award-winning books, including America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, a Child Magazine Best Book of the Year. David A. Adler lives on Long Island, New York. Terry Widener lives in McKinney, Texas.

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