You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!
Written by Jonah WInter; Illustrated by Terry Widener
Schwartz & Wade. 2013
Kindergarten thru Grade 4
I obtained a copy of this book from my local public library.
Monday, April 1st is opening day of baseball season. Fans have been waiting to celebrate the first pitch, the crack of the bat, and the suspense of who’s gonna win! Willie Mays played baseball when it was a whites only sport. Yet, his talent as a player would change white peoples attitude. Willie could catch, throw, run, and hit. He could do it all! He was not just a great “black” baseball player -- he was simply the greatest baseball player most people had ever seen. Period.
Watch Mays in 2010 being interviewed by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show.