History Chapters: Jackie Robinson Plays Ball

History Chapters: Jackie Robinson Plays Ball

by Robyn O'Sullivan




Some sports stars are born to break the records. Jackie Robinson broke the social and racial barriers of his sport and of his age. On April 15, 1947 Robinson became the first African-American to play Major League baseball, and his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers changed American sports forever. Discover how his childhood shaped his life, what led him on the path to baseball, and learn of his lasting legacy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426301902
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 10/09/2007
Series: History Chapters Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 5.49(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Robyn O'Sullivan is the author of several National Geographic History and Science Chapters, including Jackie Robinson Plays Ball, The Wright Brothers Fly, and Your 206 Bones, 32 Teeth, and Other Body Math.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Meet Jackie Robinson     7
The Early Years     9
Robinson Joins the Dodgers     13
An All-Star Career     21
Life After Baseball     29
Jackie Robinson's Legacy     33
Report Guide     36
Glossary     38
Further Reading     39
Index     40

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