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Companeros de equipo
     

Companeros de equipo

by Peter Golenbock, Paul Bacon (Illustrator), Alma Flor Ada (Translator), F. Isabel Campoy (Translator)
 

In a time of racial inequality, two men overcame boundaries and learned they were brothers despite the color of their skin. Teammates tells of the importance of standing up for your beliefs, the significance of fighting injustice, and the power of the brotherhood of baseball.

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In a time of racial inequality, two men overcame boundaries and learned they were brothers despite the color of their skin. Teammates tells of the importance of standing up for your beliefs, the significance of fighting injustice, and the power of the brotherhood of baseball.

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"An exquisitely told story."--Los Angeles Times
"A wonderful and important story."--School Library Journal
(star)"Bacon's skillful, realistic illustrations . . . are as eloquent as the simple text."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Gr 3-5-This is the story of Pee Wee Reese learning to accept Jackie Robinson as his teammate and friend in the summer of 1947. That was the year that Robinson became the first black man to play Major League Baseball, for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The narrator explains segregation in the United States in the 1940s, and quickly moves on to Branch Rickey's decision to find a black player to begin the process of integration in professional baseball. Robinson is chosen and spends spring training fending off insults and injury from many of his teammates. He bears these and other injustices with impressive fortitude. Reese comes to respect him and his abilities as a player. The story is told well, and the illustrations are a great mix of Bacon's watercolors as well as period photographs, newspaper clippings, and baseball cards. This is not a complete picture of Robinson's achievements, but the episode portrayed here is touching and bears a valuable lesson about acceptance. A worthwhile addition to any collection.Sally Dennis, Dallas P.L., TX Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152163907
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.37(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"An exquisitely told story."—Los Angeles Times
"A wonderful and important story."—School Library Journal
(star)"Bacon's skillful, realistic illustrations . . . are as eloquent as the simple text."—Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author


PETER GOLENBOCK is a well-known sports writer and the author of several New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

PAUL BACON's numerous honors and awards include recognition by the Society of Illustrators, the Art Directors Club, and the Type Directors Club. He lives in Clintondale, New York.

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