Reviews of Nonfiction Books Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagueby Patricia & Fred McKissack
Review by: Anthony G.
California, Grade 12
This book, Black Diamond is historical so it is interesting to see the rise and struggle of The Negro League. Also, it is interesting and sad to see how black players were treated even though they were just as good and some better than white players.
I liked this book because I really enjoy historical books and I really like to learn black history. I feel we can learn a lot from it. So this book kind of combined the two topics together and it really captured me. Everyone has heard of Jackie Robinson, the first black player accepted into white baseball. Did you know he wasn't the first black player to play in white baseball? This book explains so much in depth about black baseball. I like how it talks and describes different black teams and all the different black baseball clubs. I didn't like how they didn't go in timeline order.The book kind of jumped around. Overall it was a good book with plenty of interesting facts.