By Kevin Mabry (Springfield, Ohio)

I truly enjoyed reading CHERYL ROBINSON's "A Forgotten Negro League Star." My favorite spectator sports are Karate, Boxing, and Basketball. Some of the last sports books I read were about Ali and Bruce Lee. But this book was by far the best book I've read about a sports star like Al Burrows since those two. I applaude Ms. Robinson on making it easy to read and interesting for myself (who's not really a big baseball fan). But I found it exciting to read about Al and the others who made American History playing a game they truly loved although the LOVE, FAME, AND FINANCES weren't always returned to negroes like whites. It made me wish he'd gotten his major league chance. I look forward to reading more from CHERYL ROBINSON.

Outstanding Account of a "Forgotten" Negro Leaguer's Story

By Valerie J. Wood "Author, Breakfasts with Buster" (Maryland)

This book is an insightful, thoughtful and occasionally touching account of the career of Al Burrows, one of the many long-overlooked stars of the old Negro Leagues. An extremely well-written book, A FORGOTTEN NEGRO LEAGUE STAR describes the struggles and triumphs of a man who played baseball for the love of the game. Historically, it certainly gives a perspective on a way of life which is almost incomprehensible to those of us who can only imagine what life must have been like in America--and in sports, particularly--in the pre-Jackie Robinson days of baseball.

Ms. Robinson Tells the Story of the  "Forgotten Negro League Players" in a Compelling Manner

By Cornelius Wilson, Voice of America (Washington, DC)

Author, Cheryl Robinson offers readers a closer look at the Negro League baseball players in the book, “A Forgotten Negro League Star: A Personal Look At Al Burrows.” I knew that the Negro League was formed in 1920 by Rube Foster, a visionary black athlete, manager and businessman, but did not know other little known facts about the Negro League. In the heyday of many black baseball players, they were both popular and profitable, drawing white and black fans alike to see such greats as Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson and “Cool Papa” Bell.  In reading this book, I felt the compassion Cheryl Robinson takes to tell Al Burrows’ story. Through research, in-depth interviews with the Negro League players and fans, I learned that Mr. Burrows story was the same lost opportunity as for many of the Negro League players. And their story was often unheard in African American history. Ms. Robinson tells that story in a compelling manner to the readers and sports fans. “A Forgotten Negro League Star: A Personal Look At Al Burrows” is great for the whole family with its offering of baseball trivia, black baseball facts, myths and rumors, as well as providing many black and white photographs, most unseen. I found the book quite informative, which included a list of Negro League Teams by state, a list of surviving Negro League players and many black baseball facts that are not so well known.

Robinson is a Sensitive and Inspiring Author

By Sheryl Bell (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Knowing Cheryl Robinson's work from following her career, I find this book on the life and contributions of Al Burrows to be timely, informative and a very important read for all.

Cheryl has done her research and laid the foundation for an informative look into the life of Al Burrows.

Congratulations and highest accolades to the author, Cheryl Robinson!

Readers are saying…
“If you only read one sports book this year, read A Forgotten Negro League Star by Cheryl Robinson.

Several readers have told the author…
“A Forgotten Negro League Star is a baseball book of honest opinions and a straight-forward interview along with amazing facts and valuable information that anyone can read.” 


  An insightful and educational story of struggle 

By: Vann-Di M. Galloway (Washington, DC)

I loved reading Cheryl Robinson’s "A Forgotten Negro League Star." Cheryl’s ability to combine history and journalism make this an insightful and educational story of struggle. As an avid football fan, I was initially skeptical of a book about baseball, but Cheryl gives us such a complete story of Al Burrows’ achievements that I read the book with great interest in one sitting. It is such a shame that so many gifted athletes were never given an opportunity to play the game that they loved in the major leagues. I look forward to reading her next work.

 An education on the history of the Negro Leagues

By: Charles Lober (Birmingham, Alabama)

As a baseball fan, I have fond memories of watching the Yankee teams from old. To be honest, I had no idea that a league existed on par with the major leagues. But Cheryl Robinson’s book changed all that. This book gave me a thorough education on the history of the Negro League. But leagues and teams are made up of individuals, and in rare cases, heroes. This book gave me insight into one such hero: Al Burrows. Besides describing his obvious athletic abilities, Cheryl depicts a man who followed his dream with a quiet courage and unwavering determination.

a page of history that was By: Maxine Thompson¸ Literary Agent,

Los Angeles, California


“A Forgotten Negro League Star: A Personal Look at Al Burrows by Cheryl Robinson pays homage to our unsung heroes from the early Negro Baseball League. A book such as this takes a page of history that was not written down and leaves its footprints for others to follow. Moreover, this book pays honor and tribute to the people whose shoulders we're standing on, but who would have otherwise been forgotten. Great job, Cheryl!”


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