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e-Book Just Like Josh Gibson epub download

Author: Beth Peck,Angela Johnson
ISBN: 141692728X
Pages: 32 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (January 9, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Size ePUB: 1606 kb
Size Fb2: 1963 kb
Size DJVU: 1165 kb
Rating: 4.1
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e-Book Just Like Josh Gibson epub download

by Beth Peck,Angela Johnson

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Just Like Josh Gibson has been added to your Cart. The story is told by a grandmother to her granddaughter about her baseball playing past. Here we see the grandmother as a skinny black child in a long pink dress.

Angela Johnson has won three Coretta Scott King Awards, one each for her novels The First Part Last, Heaven, andĀ .

Angela Johnson has won three Coretta Scott King Awards, one each for her novels The First Part Last, Heaven, and Toning the Sweep. The First Part Last was also the recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award. She is also the author of the novels Looking for Red and A Certain October. Additional picture books include A Sweet Smell of Roses, Just Like Josh Gibson, The Day Ray Got Away, and All Different Now. In recognition of her outstanding talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Kent, Ohio. Visit her at AJohnsonAuthor. About The Illustrator. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 9, 2007).

Just Like Josh Gibson book. Just Like Josh Gibson is the story of a young, African-American girl who wants Genre: fiction, picture book Topic: baseball Theme: gender roles, ethnic roles, Illustrations: The illustrations are true to the time period. They look like pastel sketches.

On this, the final episode of this series of FWE's Black History Month Book reading special. try saying that thrice fast) I'm reading yet another gem from Aubrei's book collection: "Just Like Josh Gibson" by Angela Johnson and illustrated by Beth Peck. Plus, I'm featuring two musical greats: a Basso Nova classic composition of Antonio Carlos Jobim performed by the guitar genius of Wes Montgomery. I've also discovered another colored Josh Gibson worthy of your drool.

Peck's strong, evocative pastels with their vintage look are just right for Johnson's home run of a story. A girl tells of her Grandmama's birth and how her dad said his new baby would play just like the great Negro League catcher Josh Gibson. An end note offers a brief bio of Gibson and makes reference to two female players who also have splendid picture books about them: Alta Weiss, who played pro ball in Deborah Hopkinson's Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings (p. 232) and Jackie Mitchell, who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back-to-back in Marissa Moss's upcoming Mighty Jackie, the Strike-out Queen.

Just For Today get free read 30 days !!! The story goe. randmama could hit the ball a mile,catch anything that was thrown,and do everything else - just like Josh Gibson. But unfortunately, no matter how well a girl growing up in the 1940s played the game of baseball, she would have faced tremendous challenges. These challenges are not unlike those met by the legendary Josh Gibson, arguably the best Negro-League player to never make it into the majors.

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Just Like Josh Gibson. View Images From the Book. Grandmama could hit the ball a mile, catch anything that was thrown, and do everything else - just like Josh Gibson.

Just Like Josh Gibson" is an inspirational book about how girls can do anything boys can sometimes even betterĀ . This book pulled me in with the illustrations and the character's personal plot.

Just Like Josh Gibson" is an inspirational book about how girls can do anything boys can sometimes even better then the boys. The main character was a girl who loved baseball and played when she could but was very patent as to not play. 2004) A Picture Book by Angela Johnson

Just Like Josh Gibson. 2004) A Picture Book by Angela Johnson. In a poignant tribute to anyone who's had a dream deferred, two-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson and celebrated artist Beth Peck offer up this reminder - that the small steps made by each of us inspire us all. Genre: Children's Fiction. Similar books by other authors.

A young girl's grandmother tells her of her love for baseball growing up in the 1940s and the day they let her play in the game even though she was a girl. Reprint.
A book from my daughter's Second Grade Reading list. It was great to have this book at home where she could read at her leisure. So glad you had it!
Love it. Great story for any baseball lover!
The girl-playing-sports picture book exists, no question. Scanning the shelves of your local library you'll find one or two of that specific genre. But how many picture books are historical looks at girls playing sports? Few. And how many cite specific historical characters, like the legendary African-American baseball player Josh Gibson? Fewer. Definitely fewer. Finally, how many are worth reading to your kids over and over, filled with impressive pastel illustrations? Very few indeed.
Enter "Just Like Josh Gibson". Another worthy picture book from the multi-talented and remarkably gifted Angela Johnson. Book editors like to pair Johnson with an array of different illustrators, and it is just our luck that the one chosen for this particular book is the multi-talented Beth Peck. The story is told by a grandmother to her granddaughter about her baseball playing past. Here we see the grandmother as a skinny black child in a long pink dress. Taught to play baseball by her father she's a natural at the game. The balls she hits soar out of sight, though those watching her chant to themselves, "But too bad she's a girl... Too bad she's a girl...". The girl's chance comes at last when one of the boys, her cousin Danny, on a local baseball team hurts his arm. Changing into her cousin's shoes (pink dress still firmly in place), she wins the game and remembers years later how good it felt to hear the cheers while stealing home. The book ends with a historical note about the legendary Josh Gibson (a player that the Grandmother always idolized) as well as additional information (well cited) about the role of women in the game. I was especially interested in learning that a woman once played in the Negro Leagues when slugger Hand Aaron left to join the Braves. But as the book itself points out, "the gender barrier to the `big leagues' still exists". It's refreshing to read a book that identifies and decries an inequality that exists to this very day. Few books written for adults make such charges, let alone picture books for kids.
Accompanying Johnson's narration are Peck's pastels. Set against a backdrop of stark houses and outhouses, the pictures are beautiful. One picture in particular caught my attention. There's a moment where the little girl has swung her baseball bat and is looking off into the distance with the catcher and the umpire as it soars. Just look at the drawings in this scene. Peck's careful use of lines slash and cut to make the girl's dress appear to have folds, stretched fabric, and momentum as well. Now that's just good drawing.
In the end, I suspect "Just Like Josh Gibson" will be relegated to the pile of forgotten children's classics someday. But if you know any child that loves sports, and baseball in particular, I urge you pick up this book. It does more to advance the cause of women in sports for little children than anything else I've read in a long time.
Grandma loved baseball because her dad would practice with her in the early mornings. Grandma was not allowed to play back in the day because girls play with boys. The details about Josh Gibson's life in the back are a historical plus. The illustrations are detailed and truly bring you into the scene of action. Great read! 5 stars
This book was perfect for second and third grade! It showed diversity in sports and was
an interesting read for the students!
My family of boys loves baseball books, and this book is no exception. There's just something about baseball.

This is mostly the story of a young girl who wants to play with the kids in her town, but girls aren't supposed to play ball. Still, she practices and she's good, and she does get to play.

**Note to publishers and authors -- that's enough free verse.** If it were not for Beth Peck's illustrations (looks like oil pastels) in this book, I would have rated it lower. We need books written in standard English.