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Baseball's leading lady : Effa Manley and the rise and fall of the Negro Leagues  Cover Image Book Book

Baseball's leading lady : Effa Manley and the rise and fall of the Negro Leagues / Andrea Williams.

Williams, Andrea, (author.).



"The true story of Effa Manley, the first and only woman in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and her ownership role in the Negro Leagues leading up to the integration of Major League Baseball"-- Provided by publisher.
Before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, Black athletes plated in the Negro Leagues, on teams coached by Black managers, cheered on by Black fans. Those leagues owed their existence and success to savvy businesspeople like Effa Manley, the Black female co-owner of the Newark Eagles. Manley was the team's business manager, leading her team to win the Negro World Series in 1946. Williams shows how Manley devoted her life to Black empowerment, invested in community programs, and fought for her team's place on an unequal field. -- adapted from jacket

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781250623720
  • ISBN: 1250623723
  • Physical Description: viii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A rebel is born. Color lines -- Fields of dreams -- Strong arms -- A league of their own -- Negro improvement -- New negroes -- Reversal of fortune -- Fair play -- A winning team. Black in business. King(s) of diamonds -- Born again -- Making moves -- Trouble in paradise -- Speaking up -- Waging war -- Enemies and allies. A change is gonna come. Battle wounds -- Best-laid plans -- Crossing the line -- The thief of New York -- The Negro (Leagues) problem -- Flying high -- Champions at last -- Winning and losing -- The call -- The beginning of the end -- Effa's last stand -- Epilogue.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14 Roaring Brook Press.
Grades 4-6 Roaring Brook Press.
Subject: Manley, Effa, 1897-1981 > Juvenile literature.
Negro leagues > History > Juvenile literature.
Baseball > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Baseball team owners > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women baseball team owners > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American women > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Newark Eagles (Baseball team) > Juvenile literature.
Manley, Effa, 1897-1981.
Negro leagues > History.
Baseball > History.
Baseball team owners.
Women > Biography.
African Americans > Biography.
Newark Eagles (Baseball team)
Manley, Effa, 1897-1981.
Newark Eagles (Baseball team)
African American women.
Baseball team owners.
Negro leagues.
Women baseball team owners.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.

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