Felipe Alou’s circumstances in 1955 were anything but ordinary. He was a non-English speaking black athlete living in the Dominican Republic- Felipe was anything but the ideal candidate for success in the US- especially during the height of the civil rights movement. This is Felipe’s amazing true story of determination to beat overwhelming odds and insurmountable obstacles in order to become one of baseball’s greatest players and managers. Published by Fluency Matters.
60 pages of text 5,900 total words 134 words/page
Past tense 150 word vocabulary
Genre: Biography (Non-Fiction)
Setting: Dominican Republic