Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Barrier

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Find out about the life of one of baseball’s most beloved players. Before Jackie Robinson, black Americans were not allowed to play in the Major Leagues. Jackie and a few others changed that for good. Read about Jackie’s early days in college and then playing for the “Negro Leagues.” Find out how he became a Brooklyn Dodger and how he led the team on to greatness. Read about what he did after he retired from baseball. Each book in the 'American History Through Primary Sources' series delivers curriculum content ...

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Overview

Find out about the life of one of baseball’s most beloved players. Before Jackie Robinson, black Americans were not allowed to play in the Major Leagues. Jackie and a few others changed that for good. Read about Jackie’s early days in college and then playing for the “Negro Leagues.” Find out how he became a Brooklyn Dodger and how he led the team on to greatness. Read about what he did after he retired from baseball. Each book in the 'American History Through Primary Sources' series delivers curriculum content by way of primary source material. Background knowledge of the subject matter is incorporated into the text. The books use clear, predictable text structures and have been leveled by a literacy expert to ensure accessibility. Vocabulary is defined at the point of use.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410931245
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Series: American History Through Primary Sources Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,027,525
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sean Stewart Price has written more than 50 books for children and teenagers, and his biography "Front Page Lives: Benazir Bhutto" garnered a starred review from Booklist. He has edited nine books for teachers and contributed to numerous text books and reference works. A former managing editor of "Junior Scholastic" magazine in New York, Price has written articles for publications such as "National Geographic Kids" and "The New York Times Upfront". He lives with his family in Alabama.

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Table of Contents

Jim Crow Baseball 4

Jackie Robinson, All-Star 6

Becoming a Dodger 12

Life After Baseball 22

"I Never Had It Made" 26

Glossary 30

Want to Know More? 31

Index 32

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