Atheneum Books for Young Readers

January 2012

$14.99 US

106p hc

ISBN: 978-0689866388

Stars In The Shadows: The Negro League All-Star Game of 1934

Charles R. Smith Jr.

illustrations by Frank Morrison

from Simon & Schuster...

Meet Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and other baseball heroes in this unique radio broadcast re-enactment of a legendary All-Star Game, marking a pivotal time in sports history.

1934, Chicago. Come step back in time to witness the best of the best Negro League players take each other on in one of the most fascinating All-Star ballgames in American history.

Using a unique radio broadcast transcript, Coretta Scott King Award Winner Charles R. Smith, Jr. has recreated this momentous event with a lively play-by-play retelling of the second annual Negro League East-West Game. Meet legendary players like Satchel Paige, Turkey Stearness, and Cool Pappa Bell, hang in the stands with the fans, and experience this exhilarating untold, true storyŚwith a lyrical twist.

Stars in the Shadows is a must-have for any baseball aficionado or anyone interested in forgotten history. Beautifully packaged and with incredible black-and-white illustrations by Frank Morrison, this is a rare and extraordinary book.

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