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Brown Enough: A Tale of a Mixed-Race Baseball Team Summer of ’56, by Ken Ohm (Topeka)
Part historical fiction, part memoir, this novel takes place in the summer of 1956 in a small town in the mid-west. It is based on a true story of the social and athletic achievements of an eleven-man mixed-race baseball team, seven African-American, three Hispanics, and one Caucasian. Under the leadership of an aging charismatic African-American manager, the Brown Bombers tolerate the nearness of racism as part of the price they pay for the privilege of playing the game they love. The game itself offers a comforting quiet apart from the daily lives of this diverse group of young men. With a “magic” bat, a lucky arrowhead and an expanding fan base, the Bombers ultimately achieve a success beyond expectations.
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