Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 2.3
Lexile® Measure: AD920L
Guided Reading: K
- Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
- African American History
- African American
- Women's History and Experience
- Women in Sports
About This Book
Unfortunately, no matter how well a girl growing up in the 1940s played the game of baseball, she would have faced tremendous challenges. These challenges are not unlike those met by the legendary Josh Gibson, arguably the best Negro-League player to never make it into the majors.
In a poignant tribute to anyone who's had a dream deferred, two-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson and celebrated artist Beth Peck offer up this reminder — that the small steps made by each of us inspire us all.