Let them play
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Published:
Chelsea, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, c2005.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
[30] pages : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 5.2 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
NC: Non-Conforming 1100L
Rating:
5.2
Status:
Apollo Middle - Teen Everyone
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Description
Segregated Charleston, SC, 1955: There are 62 official Little League programs in South Carolina -- all but one of the leagues is composed entirely of white players. The Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars, an all-black team, is formed in the hopes of playing in the state's annual Little League Tournament. What should have been a time of enjoyment, however, turns sour when all of the other leagues refuse to play against them and even pull out of the program. As the only remaining Little League team in the state, Cannon Street was named state winner by default, giving the boys a legitimate spot in the Little League Baseball World Series held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. While the Cannon Street team is invited to the game as guests, they are not allowed to participate since they have not officially "played" and won their state's tournament. Let Them Play takes its name from the chant shouted by the spectators who attended the World Series final.Author Margot Theis Raven recounts the inspiring tales of the Cannon Street All-Stars as they arrived in Williamsport, PA and never got the chance to play for the title thanks to the bigotry and ignorance of the South Carolina teams. Winning by forfeit, the Cannon Streeters were subsequently not allowed to participate in Williamsburg because they had not "played" their way into the tournament.Let Them Play is an important civil rights story in American history with an even more important message about equality and tolerance. It's a tale of humanity against the backdrop of America's favorite pastime that's sure to please fans of the sport and mankind. This summer will mark the 50th year since the fans' shouts of Let Them Play fell on deaf ears and 14 boys learned a cruel lesson in backwards politics and prejudice. This book can help teach us a new lesson and assure something like this never happens again.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781585362608, 1585362603 (lib. bdg.)
Reading Level:
LG
Level 5.2, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
NC: Non-Conforming
Lexile measure:
1100

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Description
Presents the story of the 1955 Cannon Street All-Star baseball team, their desire to gain a spot in the Little League program of South Carolina, the boycott against them, and the spirit and determination of young African-Americans in the center of racism and segregation.
Target Audience
5.2
Target Audience
3-6,Follett Library Resources
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,LG,5.2,0.5,101491
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APA Citation (style guide)

Raven, M. T., & Ellison, C. (2005). Let them play. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Raven, Margot Theis and Chris, Ellison. 2005. Let Them Play. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Raven, Margot Theis and Chris, Ellison, Let Them Play. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Raven, Margot Theis., and Chris Ellison. Let Them Play. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2005. Print.

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