Brown Enough

Winner of the Kansas Notable Book Award for 2019, this novel takes place over a 10-week period in the summer of 1956 in a small mid-western town. It is based on a true story of the social and athletic achievements of an eleven-man baseball team under the leadership of an 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 author joins the Brown Bombers as the single white player determined by the manager to be “brown enough.” With a “magic” bat, a lucky arrowhead and an expanding fan base, the team faces the possibility, beyond expectations, of an invitation to the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kansas. The novel offers a nice handshake between our nation’s three principal races in the ambiance of our “national sport” and an All-American Town. $16.95 (including tax) plus $3.00 for postage. Order from: Ken Ohm, 3006 SW Staffordshire Rd, Topeka, KS 66614 or email: