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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

Williams, Andrea (author.).

Summary

Summary: "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"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781250623720
  • ISBN: 1250623723
  • Physical Description: print
    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
Baseball team owners
Negro leagues
Women baseball team owners
United States
Genre: Biographies.
History.
Juvenile works.
Biographies.

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Summary: "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"--
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

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