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Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues

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A stirring tribute to the human drama, legendary heroes, infamous owners, low pay, and long bus rides that were the Negro Leagues. A 1995 Coretta Scott King Honor Book now in a striking Polaris edition.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published February 1st 1994)
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Joseph Piard
Oct 24, 2014 Joseph Piard rated it really liked it
This Book called Black Diamond had grabbed my attention a lot because even though sometimes I felt like discourage, there is always a passage that always keep me connected because I wanted to know what is going to happen finally with the Negro Baseball league who had been segregated . And also, if someone made a joke or something else, the author shows you the picture of that person. It is a very interesting book. Check it out.
Ben Stasium
Jun 09, 2015 Ben Stasium rated it liked it
This book is about the struggles of being a black baseball player in the early to mid 1900s and how much worse racism was back then, specifically in baseball. These players had to go through a lot of hate, criticism and discrimination. They were segregated from playing baseball in the white major leagues. It also focused on the accomplishments of the black players. For example,creating the negro leagues, fighting though the hate, criticism and discrimination and then eventually making baseball ...more
Mrs W
Jan 19, 2013 Mrs W rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2007-2010
This nonfiction book looks at the history of the black baseball players who were forced to build their own leagues because they were not allowed in the white major leagues. Readers will likely be faced with unknown names who represented greatness, then come across more familiar names, like Jackie Robinson and Willie Mayes. The book also does well to show how “behind the times” the United States was with its segregation laws, as many Black players would play winter seasons in Mexico and the ...more
Nathan
May 07, 2015 Nathan rated it really liked it
The book I read was Black Diamond.The Authors are Patricia C. Mckissack and Fredrick Mckissack Jr.There are a variety of places but the main one that they mostly talked about was New york and different cities that are in New York.The main city that they talked about was Brooklyn and how that’s where Baseball started.There is really no person who tells the story;it’s just mainly the authors and their quotes and things but other than that its just the authors who tell the story.

The story took plac
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Ncardonick
Mar 14, 2014 Ncardonick rated it really liked it
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What I am reading is a book called the Black Diamond. The book the Black Diamond Is written by two authors, one author is Patricia Mckissack and the other author Fredrick Mckissack. The Black diamond was created 1994. my overall opinion of the Black Diamond is that the Black Diamond was a great book, because I love sports, and that It taught me the history of baseball.


In the Black Diamond the story took place
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Alexis sepulveda
Apr 16, 2015 Alexis sepulveda rated it liked it

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The book I read was Black Diamond .The author of this book is Patricia C. and Fredrick Jr.
Patricia and Fredrick wrote this book to show people how it was for the negros to play in the baseball leagues.This story and the baseball games took place in new york around 1857 or 1858.The story is kinda weird because the authors jump from one main idea to another and it gets really confusing because they drag you into one main idea and then they change the subject.There are a lot of main c
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Darby
May 21, 2015 Darby rated it really liked it
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The Black Diamond is by Patricia C.Mc Kissack and takes place in the United States. The book Black Diamond took place from 1845 to 1962 but slowly it did affect what baseball is like today.
The most important character in the book is Jackie Robinson because he is the first black player to play in the White major league teams and show other black players that they might have a chance to join the major leagues but the white people did not want them to. Everyone kept on fighting about
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Michael
Nov 16, 2014 Michael rated it liked it
What is non-fiction? Non-fiction is media about true information or historic events. Black Diamond is non-fiction because it is about a true event(s). It is about the history of the Negro Leagues (leagues for baseball players who were African Americans in the late 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. This book is sports, historic non-fiction because it is about baseball.

Black Diamond is split up into 12 chapters. It has a table of contents, player profiles, a timeline, a bibliography, and an index. The pla
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Brodie
Dec 17, 2014 Brodie rated it did not like it
Black diamond it was a quick and easy read and I recommend this book to anyone who likes historical novels and baseball.

This book started off describing Jackie Robinson the main character in this book. He started off with nothing living in the ghetto like most people in WWII due to the great depression. He went through many physical and emotional challenges like being beat up for being black at that time many africans migrated to the u.s to join the military. As he grew up he learned very impor
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Jose Gsonzalez
May 28, 2015 Jose Gsonzalez rated it liked it
The book Black Diamond by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack Jr. takes place in the south from 1839 to the 1970’s. This was a time where racism was high. The book was more of a documentary, it showed what players such as Newt Allen, James Thomas “Cool Papa” Bell, Andrew “Rube” Foster and many more players had to go through. Fortunately, they formed a Negro League so they would get less hate. Things would get worse when the black players got to play in the Major League. The audience ...more
Ryanna
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IT WAS NOT THAT GOOD I DIDNT LIKE IT THAT MUCH IT WAS VERY HARD TO ...more
Debbie
Feb 13, 2011 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: baseball fans
This history of the Negro Baseball Leagues lets young readers get to know the amazing players who made contributions to the game of baseball. We get a look at the way in which baseball reflected the segregation in American society as a whole.

Photos, player profiles, and a timeline help bring these players' stories to life.
Kazbah
Dec 01, 2011 Kazbah rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves baseball history
I liked reading this book and learning the past of great baseball players such as Satchell Paige and Josh Gibson. It was also an eye opener showing me some black baseball players back then except for Jackie Robinson. Great book overall though.
Eric
Jul 21, 2012 Eric rated it liked it
Solid little book. Quick read. Children's social studies book. A tad confusing in its organization at times, but nothing that can't be handled. Compelling story. 3.5/5 stars.
Trinity Manus
This book is really great. i enjoyed it. there is a lot of dates and it involves Jackie Robison and Babe Ruth.
Angel Soler
Nov 09, 2012 Angel Soler rated it liked it
this book is about how african americans went though their diffucults trying to join the major league.
Tamar
Jan 08, 2014 Tamar added it
I think it was good learning all about these good baseball players who wanted to be treated nice and not abused, I likehow it ended though very good!!!! :) :D
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