Jackie Robinson: He Led the Way

Jackie Robinson: He Led the Way

by April Jones Prince, Robert Casilla, Vince Bailey
     
 

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Jackie Robinson became the first black Major League baseball player of the modern era when he stepped onto the field as a Brooklyn Dodger in 1947. In simple, engaging language, this book follows Jackie from childhood through his career as an MVP?award winning baseball player and a hero of the civil rights movement. This book is perfect for Black History Month and the

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Jackie Robinson became the first black Major League baseball player of the modern era when he stepped onto the field as a Brooklyn Dodger in 1947. In simple, engaging language, this book follows Jackie from childhood through his career as an MVP?award winning baseball player and a hero of the civil rights movement. This book is perfect for Black History Month and the start of spring training!

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
There have been a number of books about Jackie Robinson, but when you are the "first" in any capacity that is often what happens. He, of course, was the first African American baseball player to break the color barrier when he was brought to the team by Branch Rickey and made his first public appearance with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. It was not easy—his teammates were not particularly friendly or supportive and the other teams were out to get him, but Jackie was a fighter in his own way. He rose above the harassment and became Rookie of the Year. He kept quiet for a while, but in 1949, he started letting the umpires and others know about bad calls and harassment. During that year—1949—Jackie Robinson was named the National League's Most Valuable Player. He earned it. The text in the "All Aboard Reading" book, Station stop 2 is full of colorful illustrations and photographs documenting Jackie's amazing career. A good choice for boys who love sports and kids who need books featuring African American role models. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698138728
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
12/27/2007
Series:
Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
33 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

April Jones Prince lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Robert Casilla lives in New Fairfield, Connecticut.

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