Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow Kindle Ë Satchel

Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow Kindle Ë Satchel Baseball Hall of Famer Leroy Satchel Paige 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 historyand 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


10 thoughts on “Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow

  1. Tucker (TuckerTheReader) Tucker (TuckerTheReader) says:

    Many thanks to for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewI enjoyed this graphic novel I must admit the illustrations weren t my favorite Some art styles just aren t for me I did enjoy the way the information and history was conveyed Satchel Paige is a very i


  2. Jon Nakapalau Jon Nakapalau says:

    Excellent GN about Satchel Paige and all the adversity he had to overcome wonder what his stats would have been if he had been allowed to play MLB when he was younger.


  3. Betsy Betsy says:

    Our unnamed hero decides in 1929 to support his family by becoming a professional baseball player It might have worked out too had he not played early on against the great Satchel Paige and busted his knee Now he works as a sharecropper in the deep South and times are hard His son is


  4. Glenn Jacobson Glenn Jacobson says:

    I grabbed this book from the public library thinking it would be a high interest read that I could share with my students Since 42 , a movie about Jackie Robinson, is so popular now I thought this would be a great connection to something they were familiar with The introduction set the stage


  5. Simon Sweetman Simon Sweetman says:

    I really love the use of the graphic novel medium in the telling of these sorts of tales Historical footnotes that are farthan just a footnote, now told in both an entertaining and educational way Brilliant.


  6. Henry J. Henry J. says:

    Satchel Paige, Striking Out Jim Crow is a book about a man named Emmet and another man named Satchel Paige Emmet was a young baseball player and he was earning lots of money playing the sport Satchel Paige was known as the best pitcher in the Negro League and he had a killer fastball Emmet goes up against


  7. Salamah Salamah says:

    I read this with my little one It was a very good story but at times so sad The story starts off with a man who is very good at baseball He is alive around the same time Satchel Paige, a legend at the game of baseball Unfortunately, this man suffers an injury, while playing Satchel Paige He no longer is able to


  8. Matt Matt says:

    I m fascinated by Satchel Paige, and I had high hopes for this It was good, but not as good as it could have been The framing device is a fictional farmer who had a brief career in Negro League baseball before an injury in a game against Satchel ended his career As much as Satchel features in this book, it barely feels


  9. CH13_Kieran CH13_Kieran says:

    Satchel Paige Striking out Jim Crow is an excellent book about the struggle of African Americans in the South and an excellent book about baseball It tells the story of Emmett Wilson and his triumph and struggle through the Negro Leagues and back home in Tuckwilla, Alabama The arc of the story revolves around the late, great


  10. Zion Tett Zion Tett says:

    Satchel Paige Striking out Jim crow is a very historic giving details on how baseball player Satchel Paige had to deal with Jim crow laws Also in the book there is a black man and his son dealing with racism Some of the main ideas that the author is trying to get through are how African Americans had to deal with the Jim crow laws t


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