Monday, January 17, 2011
A book for Martin Luther King Day
A decade before Jackie Robinson became the first black player in major league baseball, Satchel Paige helped integrate the sport by touring the country and playing exhibition games with white players. Told from the point of view of a sharecropper, this graphic novel follows Paige from game to game as he travels throughout the segregated South. Panel discussions at the back of the book provide historical context and references to relevant primary sources.
The author, James Sturm, is the Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT.