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Children's LiteratureIt is amazing when we look back on the silliness that we were involved in, calling people ugly names because of the color of their skin, refusing to play baseball because the opposing team had a black player and sitting in the back of the bus. To this day I don't sit in the back of the bus. In spite of these drawbacks Jackie Robinson rose above the fray and became a great professional baseball player. The author has presented the trials and tribulations that Jackie endured as a child and the insults and loneliness that he initially experienced when Branch Rickey hired him to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. This is part of the "People to Know" series. 2005, Weekly Readers Early Learning Library, Ages 7 to 9.