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Waiting for Pumpsie

Written by Barry Wittenstein & illustrated by London Ladd
Published by Charlesbridge
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In 1959 the Boston Red Sox was the last team in the Major Leagues to integrate. But when they call Elijah “Pumpsie” Green up from the minors, Bernard is overjoyed to see a black player on his beloved home team. And, when Pumpsie’s first home game is scheduled, Bernard and his family head to Fenway Park. Bernard is proud of Pumpsie and hopeful that this historic event is the start of great change in America.

This fictionalized account captures the true story of baseball player Pumpsie Green’s rise to the major leagues. The story is a snapshot of the Civil Rights Movement and a great discussion starter about the state of race relations in the United States today.

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Who Wrote Waiting for Pumpsie

Barry Wittenstein

Barry Wittenstein has worked at CBS Records, CBS News, and was a web editor and writer for Major League Baseball. He is now an elementary-school substitute teacher and children’s author. This is his first book for children. Barry lives in New York, New York.

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Who Illustrated Waiting for Pumpsie

London Ladd

London Ladd is the illustrator of <i>Under the Freedom Tree</i> by Susan VanHecke, <i>Oprah: The Little Speaker</i> by Carole Boston Weatherford (Two Lions), and <i>March On!: The Tay My Brother Martin Changed the World</i> by Christine King Farris (Scholastic). London lives in Syracuse, New York.

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