Waiting for Pumpsie

Waiting for Pumpsie

by Barry Wittenstein

In 1959 the Boston Red Sox was the last team in the Major Leagues to integrate. But when they call Elijah “Pumpsie” Green up from the minors, Bernard is overjoyed to see a black player on his beloved home team. And, when Pumpsie’s first home game is scheduled, Bernard and his family head to Fenway Park. Bernard is proud of Pumpsie and hopeful that this historic event is the start of great change in America.

This fictionalized account captures the true story of baseball player Pumpsie Green’s rise to the major leagues. The story is a snapshot of the Civil Rights Movement and a great discussion starter about the state of race relations in the United States today.


Ages: 4-6
Illustrated by: London Ladd
ISBN: 9781580895453
Price: $16.99
Published by: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.

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