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Meet Larry Doby
June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bring the whole family for stories and activities celebrating the legacy of Larry Doby, the first African American player in the American League.
Family storytime at 2 pm with a reading of the book Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America’s Game by Chris Crowe.
About the book: The year is 1948, and Homer and his daddy are baseball crazy. Ever since last season, when their man Larry Doby followed Jackie Robinson across baseball’s color line and signed on with their team, the Cleveland Indians, it’s been like a dream come true. And today Larry Doby and the Indians are playing Game Four of the World Series against the Boston Braves! With a play-by-play narration capturing all the excitement of that particular game — and the special thrill of listening to it on the radio with family at home — Chris Crowe and Mike Benny craft a compelling tribute to an unsung legend. Kid-friendly and vividly illustrated, this long-overdue biography, featuring an extensive bibliography and historical note, illuminates the effect Larry Doby had on his fans as both a baseball hero and a champion for civil rights.
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