Campy (Hardcover)

The Story of Roy Campanella

By David A. Adler, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)

Viking Books, 9780670060412, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2007

List Price: 15.99*
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Roy Campanella loved baseball. A professional player from the age of fifteen, he later became the first African-American catcher to integrate Major League Baseball. Fans and players adored Campy for his good nature, and cheered his multiple MVP awards as a Brooklyn Dodger. But in 1958, his career ended when a car accident left him a quadriplegic. Refusing to give in to self-pity, Campy became a Dodgers coach, held baseball clinics for teenagers, and bravely advocated for the disabled.

With honesty and affection, award-winning author David A. Adler tells the storycomplemented by stunning oil paintings by Gordon C. Jamesof a man who was so much more than a sports hero.