Next week’s book

Stars in the Shadows by Charles R. Smith Jr. Ages 6 to 12. This book takes readers to Chicago during the summer of 1934, when the Negro leagues held their annual all-star game. In 1934, black ballplayers didn’t play on teams with white players, but some of the game’s greatest players, including Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson, played in the Negro leagues. This book takes you back to a time when America was different but baseball was just as special.