Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game (Hardcover)
How Larry Doby Changed America's Game
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763650261, 32pp.
Publication Date: January 24, 2012
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Praise For Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game…
A straightforward but nonetheless inspirational story of barriers being broken down, one slow step at a time.
Crowe's story captures a slice of baseball life for a family enjoying the old-time radio play-by-play and seeing in Doby's accomplishments a sign of better times to come. Benny's full-page acrylic paintings are cheery and portray a comfortable home setting... A fine story about baseball that makes its point quietly and effectively.
With an author’s note that fleshes out Doby’s historical significance, this nostalgic picture book frames Doby’s on-field heroics with a story of a father and son listening on the radio as Doby launches a game-winning home run in the World Series... A sage reminder that though the first step might be the hardest, the second is no less important.