- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Children's LiteraturePart of the "Yo Solo—Biografias" series, this easy-to-read biography introduces young readers to the life of Jackie Robinson, the first African American baseball player to play in the major leagues. This volume is a Spanish translation of the original English language book with the same title. The translator's name is not given. Using a controlled vocabulary, the author describes some of the challenges, struggles, and triumphs of Robinson's life, from his childhood years in Pasadena California, to his acceptance as second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. At that time he was the first and only African American playing for a major league. Throughout the book, the author emphasizes the adjustments and challenges that Robinson had to face as he faced and overcame the injustices and discrimination of white neighbors, baseball players, officials, and spectators. The large print and realistic color illustrations on every page add to the readability and enjoyment of this inspiring story. An epilogue chronicles the highlights of Robinson's life from 1947 to his death in 1972. A black-and-white photo and list of important relevant dates is included. This biography would be useful for reports and independent reading in bilingual classrooms or libraries. 2006, Lerner, Ages 7 to 10.
—Gisela Jernigan, Ph.D.