Just Call Me Joe Joe
Format: Hardcover
Book Code: 0454
Pages: 32
Size: 8" x 10"
ISBN: 9780817013981
PubDate: 2001

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Web Price: $10.39


In the first volume of this four-book series, Joe Joe is mistaken for a member of a gang of kids that has ransacked a white man’s store. Shaken, he takes refuge in a library book about the Negro Baseball League. Inspired by the example of ball player Cool Papa Bell, Joe Joe finds the strength to stand up against false assumptions.

Editorial Reviews:

“…The volume addresses a genuine need. Families who face difficulties like Joe Joe's and who draw on faith to surmount them will welcome the reinforcement this book offers.” – Publishers Weekly

“Just Call Me Joe Joe is a highly recommended and strong story of moral conviction and justice for young readers.” – Midwest Book Review

"This book is a great one to read when teaching black history. It provides the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, including lots of facts and real photographs. This is a part of American history and baseball that is often overlooked. It can also be inspirational to children of any race, to teach them to stand up for themselves and to take pride in themselves. Accompanying illustrations of Joe Joe and his family are quite well-done and provide a visual insight into their lives." —as reviewed on Andi's Kids Books blog. Read the entire post.

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