Waiting for Pumpsie
, by Barry Wittenstein, Illustrated by London Ladd
All the other Major League teams have integrated. But the Boston Red Sox have refused for over a decade. It’s July, 1959. The Sox are in last place. That’s when it happens! The Sox call Elijah “Pumpsie” Green up from the minor leagues. Seen through the eyes of a young Red Sox fan who looks like Pumpsie, the moment comes alive.