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Engagingly written and packed with humor, Who Got Game?! Baseball celebrates the unheralded, unrecognized, and forgotten but no less remarkable people and stories that are integral to the history of the game.

Derrick D. Barnes, winner of the 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for outstanding new writer, is a star in the YA and childrens literary world. His picture book,
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Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published March 17th 2020 by Workman Publishing Company (first published March 17th 202)
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Kate Waggoner
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Thank you to @workmanpub or sharing an advance copy of Who Got Game?: Baseball: Amazing but True Stories! by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by John John Bajet with the #kidlitexchange network. This fascinating and fun middle grades nonfiction book will be released in April 2020. All opinions are my own.

This book focuses on telling the remarkable and unsung history of America's favorite pastime, baseball. The book is divided into 4 chapters (sections): Pivotal Players, Sensational
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Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I appreciated that Barnes chose to write about a diverse selection of talent, from Hall of Famers like Hank Greenberg, Sadaharu Oh (whose fascinating autobiography I read when I was growing up), and Babe Ruth to little-known athletes who played the game. These include Lizzie Murphy, the first woman to play on a major league team, and Kim Ng, who is now the highest ranking woman in baseball history. Barnes also does a good job connecting the stats and data to the stories. Some sports books can ...more
Kristin Crouch
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book will be in high demand among my baseball players. It presents interesting facts and statistics in short, captivating chapters. I am not a baseball fan, so I cannot speak to its inclusiveness of all things baseball. However, I was happy to read about the Negro Leagues, womens' involvement in the sport, and the evolution of safety within the game.
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