Announcing a new sports series for middle grade readers written by award-winning author Derrick Barnes, and illustrated in full color by John John Bajet.
Packed with anecdotes and humor, this series shines a light on the unsung heroes of sports who shaped the game, and our history. In Bigger than Baseball, learn about Jackie Mitchell, who was only 17 when she struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. And did you know that 1934 was the year of the last legal spitball—when pitchers would cover baseballs with their saliva to make them harder to hit?
In this nonfiction debut, Mr. Barnes gives kids everything they need to become wild, insatiable baseball fans—and launches a series that will show kids the enduring power of sports, and their ability to bring people together.