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Satchel Paige by James Sturm
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Apr 10, 10

bookshelves: comics, memoir, comics-non-fiction, favorites, baseball
Read in November, 2009

Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow is a wonderful graphic novel from The Center for Cartoon Studies. This historical comic is able to grab the reality of the Jim Crow South in a very realistic way. The art in this comic is able to highlight the reality of the time. It's not to cartoony to be seen as a fluff comic. Instead the tree tone color helps bring the comic alive.

I would recommend this beautiful comic to anyone who is interested in baseball history. The book show cases barnstorming base balling. A practice that is no longer used today. The end of the book also has a little glossary for things you might not have known. The little descriptions will help teach about many different aspects of the Jim Crow South.

Although this comic is geared more to a young audience it holds up for more grown people. I would say if you are interested at all about one of the greatest pitchers ever you should read this book.
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