Louis Sockalexis

By Booklist

There are a number of books about the difficulties African American baseball players faced in their efforts to participate in America’s pastime. Here’s the story of a Native American, who also dealt with prejudice in the early days of the game… the story of the Penobscot boy who fell in love with baseball and endured the jeers and taunts of crowds and teammates is illustrated powerfully by Farnsworth, who uses oil paint and a golden sepia glow to evoke the time and the sport.