Black diamond the story of the negro baseball leagues polaris patricia c mckissack fredrick mckissack pat mckissack on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers traces the history of the negro leagues that evolved due to segregation in professional baseball up to the 1950s. Black diamond is non fiction because it is about a true events it is about the history of the negro leagues leagues for baseball players who were african americans in the late 1800s to the mid 1900s this book is sports historic non fiction because it is about baseball black diamond is split up into 12 chapters. Black diamond the story of the negro baseball leagues is a 1994 book by patricia and fredrick mckissackit tells the history african american and latin american involvement with baseball in the united states reception booklist in its review of black diamond the story of the negro baseball leagues wrote this book goes far beyond the few familiar photographs and names most readers . Black diamond the story of the negro baseball leagues african americans were prevented from playing major league baseball award winning author patricia mckissack and her son tell the stirring story of the negro leagues an extraordinary patchwork of drama comedy legendary heroes high times low pay and long bus rides home
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