Waiting for Pumpsie
Waiting for Pumpsie
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Waiting for Pumpsie

Written by Barry Wittenstein & illustrated by London Ladd
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5 - 8
Reading age
32
Page count
36
Words per page
600L
Lexile measure
Feb 21, 2017
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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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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781580895453
    Publication Date
    February 21, 2017
    Publisher
    Charlesbridge
    Page Count
    32
    Words Per Page
    36
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    5 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2016013776
    Lexile® Level
    600L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~O
    ATOS® Book Level
    3.1
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    188344
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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