Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game - Chris Crowe and Mike Benny

Jackie Robinson’s historic first season of Major League Baseball in 1947 was a huge step toward integrated sports in America. But many people dismissed his talent, saying that one great African-American athlete was just a fluke. Larry Doby, who led the Cleveland Indians to their 1948 World Series win, helped prove to America that black athletes were JUST AS GOOD (Candlewick, $16.99). By telling Doby’s story from the perspective of a young boy who has just been banned from his Little League team because he is black, author Chris Crowe and illustrator Mike Benning capture the hope that people invested in Doby’s success. Ages 6-9. AJK
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By Chris Crowe, Mike Benny (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763650261
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Published: Candlewick - January 24th, 2012

You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses - Taeeun Yoo

Taeeun Yoo introduces children to a zoo full of yoga poses with YOU ARE A LION!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses (Nancy Paulsen, $16.99). Learn to flap your wings like a butterfly, slither like a snake, and hop like a frog with this instructive and charming picture book. Bright illustrations and short, calming lines of text demonstrate each pose and set the tone for a quiet yoga session. Ages 2-5. DMC
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By Taeeun Yoo, Taeeun Yoo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399256028
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 15th, 2012

Basketball Belles - Sue Macy and Matt Collins

In 1896, when young ladies were expected to be demure, Agnes Morley was playing guard for Stanford in the first women’s intercollegiate basketball game. The allfemale crowd (it was improper for men to see ladies sweat) cheered to welcome the teams: Stanford and UC Berkeley. The ladies played with a big stuffed leather ball. After the first half, the score was tied: 1-1. In the end, a free throw determined which Basketball Belles (Holiday House, $16.95) won the game. Sue Macy narrates this exciting moment in college sports. Matt Collins’s illustrations remind readers that the uniforms, ball, and spectators have changed dramatically over the past 100 years. Ages 7-10. HWP