Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow

by James Sturm and Rich Tommaso. New York, NY: Hyperion book, 2007


This is all about Satchel Paige: his distinct personality, his role in shaping baseball, and his role in influencing the roles and rights of Blacks in the early 1900’s.


It is told with humor and passion and can be used in language arts and social studies. It addresses social studies themes such as: historical events; culture and cultural diversity; continuity and change among and between cultures; national and community institutions; the powers and challenges of governance; and citizenship and civic ideals and practices.


Also note there is an introduction by Gerald Early, noted essayist, author, and American culture critic and Director of the Center for Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, along with notes in the back about specific panels with historical facts and details relating to those panels.  


Grades 5+

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