Who Was Jackie Robinson?

Who Was Jackie Robinson?

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by Gail Herman, Nancy Harrison, John O'Brien
     
 

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As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball. It was tough being first- not only did… See more details below

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As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball. It was tough being first- not only did fans" send hate mail but some of his own teammates refused to accept him. Here is an inspiring sports biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101476550
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
12/23/2010
Series:
Who Was...? Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
102,192
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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