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Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow

James Sturm

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Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's /

Satchel Paige, the legendary pitcher of the Negro Leagues, is the subject of this re-issued historical graphic novel from the Center for Cartoon Studies, which examines not only a baseball great, but the social and economic history of the Jim Crow era in the segregated South.

Baseball Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige (1906 - 1982) changed the face of the game in a career that spanned five decades. Much has been written about this larger-than-life pitcher, but when it comes to Paige, fact does not easily separate from fiction. He made a point of writing his own history . . . and then re-writing it. A tall, lanky fireballer, he was arguably the Negro League's hardest thrower, most entertaining storyteller and greatest gate attraction. Now the Center for Cartoon Studies turns a graphic novelist's eye to Paige's story. Told from the point of view of a sharecropper, this compelling narrative follows Paige from game to game as he travels throughout the segregated South.

In stark prose and powerful graphics, author and artist share the story of a sports hero, role model, consummate showman, and era-defining American.

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