A Legend Among Us: The story of William

A Legend Among Us: The story of William "Youngblood" McCrary of the Negro Baseball League Kansas City Monarchs


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ISBN-13: 9781502784254
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/09/2014
Pages: 148
Sales rank: 1,025,627
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Author Linda Pennington Black grew up in Curtis, Arkansas; the fourth of twelve children. She received her early education via a one-room schoolhouse, and in many ways it was a blessing, as it exposed her to varying levels of education. She attended Peake High School in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. After graduating high school in
Chicago, Illinois, John Marshall Harlan, Linda relocated to Lansing, Michigan where she found employment with the General Motors Corporation. She was a faithful employee for over thirty years. While in Lansing, she chose Lansing Community College, as her institution of higher learning, where she was recommended for honors writing courses and became a valued member of the poetry club receiving the Associates of Arts degree. She went on to further her studies in psychology and criminal justice at the University of Phoenix.

Linda developed a love of writing early in her young life. At the tender age of 10, she wrote her first song. It was promptly sent off to Nashville to be set to music, and even though it was not published, Linda never lost sight of her love for writing. Her children's books include:
THE ADVENTURES OF BOOTS: THE GIANT SNOWBALL (Willow Moon Publishing), which won the publisher's MOONSTRUCK AWARD for best seller in 2011, A PORPOISE FOR CARA (Willow Moon Publishing), S.T.O.P. BULLYING and MY DADDY IS A STAR. Linda is also an award winning poet, with one of her works titled THE DREAM/THE VICTORY accepted by the White House, as a tribute to President Obama's first inauguration, and another published in the anthology SISTAHS WITH INK VOICES.

Linda and her husband Richard are proud to call six children, eleven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren...family. They reside in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas where Linda is an avid member of the Village Writer's Club, a member of the National League of American Pen Women's local branch in Little Rock, Arkansas (where she helps coordinate and organize the Arkansas Writer's Conference), a member of her local church's choir and usher. She continues to write and still considers children to be her purest inspiration.

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