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Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    Jackie Robinson the man who broke barriers on and off the field!

    Jackie Robinson the man who broke barriers on and off the field! He was a great man who has accomplished many great things threw out his life. Being strong and confident he took upon the challenge and no matter what succeeded. He was a freak athlete who could play multiple sports but by channeling all of his athletic ability's in to one sport became one of the greats of baseball. He brought whits and blacks together and help disengage segregation. A man who truly deserves all the praise in the world.

    Jonathan Eig has wirtten this magnificent in depth story of Robinsons first year in the majors and has done an extrordinary job i might say. Many others have written stories about Robinson but no one has yet to do anything like he has done in the work of literature. HIs vivid imagery and use of tone excites you as if you are there or watching a t.v. show. I would tell any one and everyone to read this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    Jackie Robinson is one of the most famous

    Jackie Robinson is one of the most famous baseball players that have ever played professional baseball. There came a consequence for him being black playing baseball. All white people disagreed with this choice and they called him mean names. Although the Dodger’s manager at the time named, Branch Rickey, still thought it was a good idea at the time and he would help guide him through the whole thing. He thought that this would not only make his team better but, separate the differences between whites and black. This choice did make the Dodgers a better baseball team. Jackie has many problems along the way of the season with racist slurs. Sometimes he would have to go to the dugout and cry. His coach kept helping him along the way till there were no more problems.
    This was well written because it shows how he is not only a good baseball player but, a hero for going through all of this. It’s interesting how the author talks about his challenges and how he tried to get through this. The author does a good job showing how the whites and the blacks clashed at this time. The author does this by showing what the white people said to the black people at this time. The thing the author did the best is showed how Branch Rickey did an amazing job helping Jackie with his problems being the only black baseball player in professional baseball.
    -Dustin J., 14

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    The Review Jackie Robinson is one of the most famous African Am

    The Review
    Jackie Robinson is one of the most famous African American baseball player to ever play the game. Even though he was black, he wanted to play Major League Baseball. He knew there would be consequences. Most spectators hated the fact that there would be a African American in Major League Baseball. Dodger’s manager, Branch Rickey, still thought it was a good idea at the time and he promised, “We will get through this together”. Branch thought this would make his team better and separate them from the others. This choice did make the Dodgers a better baseball team. Throughout the season, Jackie had a rough time. He would endure a horrible season of racial slurs and getting things thrown at him. On rare occasions, he would go back to the locker room and cry. Just like Branch promised, he went through thick and thin with Jackie.
    This book was very well written on how each part of the book is documented.. It’s a very interesting book because the way the author describes certain events and his progress throughout the season. The author also does a good job contrasting how the whites and the blacks fought at the time; he does this by showing what the white people said to the black people at this time. The best part of this book is how Branch Rickey helped Jackie out throughout the whole book. They went through thick and thin together which made a great relationship between the two. Overall, a wonderful book.
    Mark F. 14

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Five stars.

    Five stars.

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