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by Carole Boston Weatherford,Leonard Jenkins

eBook Champions on the Bench download ISBN: 0803729871
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford,Leonard Jenkins
Publisher: Dial Books (December 28, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 32
ePub: 1283 kb
Fb2: 1162 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction

Champions on the Bench Hardcover – December 28, 2006. Weatherford lightly fictionalizes the story, based on one boy's experience, but the tale never quite takes off, the dialogue is stilted, and the message outweighs the story.

Champions on the Bench Hardcover – December 28, 2006. by Carole Boston Weatherford (Author), Leonard Jenkins (Illustrator). Jenkins' dramatic paintings, however, made with pencil, acrylic, and spray paint, capture the joy of baseball and the boys' frustration. An author's note explains the historical background and shows photos of the Cannon Street team then and in 2002, when it returned to Williamsport.

Carole Boston Weatherford is an African-American author and critic, now living in North Carolina, United States. Weatherford is best known for her books Juneteenth Jamboree, Freedom in Congo Square, and You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen. Notably, Weatherford has written literary criticisms of racist representations in children's entertainment.

by Carole Boston Weatherford & illustrated by Leonard Jenkins.

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Автор: Weatherford, Carole Boston Название: Champions on the Bench Издательство: Random House (USA) .

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by Carole Boston Weatherford. In 1955, the Cannon Street YMCA chartered the only African American Little League in South Carolina. This story, inspired by the true events of that time, follows one young ballplayer, Cleveland, through that fateful season.

By Carole Boston Weatherford

By Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrated by Leonard Jenkins. Ages 5 and up) In 1955 Charleston, . gained its first Little League teams for African-Americans. In Weatherford’s story, a fictional pitcher named Cleveland dreams of playing in the postseason tournament - until the Southern white teams refuse to play. An afterword explains the real-life events behind the story; Jenkins’s art (in acrylic, pencil and spray paint) conveys a powerful love of the game.

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In 1955, the Cannon Street YMCA chartered the only African American Little League in South Carolina. That same year, sixty-one all-white teams pulled out of the South Carolina Little League State Tournament so they would not have to play the Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars. This story, inspired by the true events of that time, follows one young ballplayer, Cleveland, through that fateful season.

Cleveland dreams of playing baseball like his heroes Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron. He believes he will get that chance when he makes the Cannon Street All-Star team. But things don’t go as planned when Cleveland and his teammates find out they are not allowed to play in the tournament despite their talent and hard work during the season. Yet even in the face of such prejudice, the Cannon Street All-Stars find a way to make their families and coaches proud.

Comments: (2)
Pumpit
I like to pair this story with another story called Let them Play. Both books are about the same story, the Cannon Street Allstars. I really like how Weatherford includes an afterword in the back of her book. This leads to some great discussion. I recall watching the grown men return to the little league field decades later after having been denied the opportunity to play in the Little League tournament as a child. Children love discussing segregation and injustice when we study these books. Great story! Well done, Mrs. Weatherford!
Grarana
I wish the world my son needs to learn about didn't include things as ugly as racial discrimination--but since it does, this book will be a great way to illustrate it in a context that he'll be able to understand (Little League baseball). I'm glad I happened across this important book.