Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson

Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson

by Barry Denenberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590425605
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/1990
Series: Scholastic Biography Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 118,544
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author


Barry Denenberg is a critically acclaimed author of nonfiction and historical fiction. His historical fiction books include titles in the Dear America, My Name Is America, and Royal Diaries series, many of which have been named NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. His nonfiction books have covered a wide array of topics, from Anne Frank to Elvis Presley.

Barry Denenberg lives in Bedford, New York, with his wife and daughter.

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Stealing Home; the Story of Jackie Robinson 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
amcguinn on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Jackie Robinson takes on many obstacles including poverty and racism in his journey to become a professional baseball player."A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." This quote by Jackie Robinson provides a summary of his life. He had to face and overcome so many obstacles in order to stand on the field and play baseball with men who had little knoweldge of what he had been through, just what color his skin was. My favorite part of the book is at the beginning when his early life is being described. He is forced to stay in the sandbox so that his mother can work and his sister can attend school. The teacher is not so crazy about the idea at first, but gives in when Ms. Robinson explains her situation to him. It reminds me that there are often more to situations that we see at first glance.Honors and Awards: None
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book because it is about sports and the author tells me what happened to Jackie Robinson and what was going on in his life when he was young.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you ever wish you could make a big difference in your life and others life? Well by my opinion Jackie was one of the greatest players known to anybody. Jackie made the biggest strike of lighting on baseball just because he loved the sport. Jackie was a kind hear-ted person that respected everybody knowing that a lot of people still hated him just because they were jealous. The rising action of this story is actually deepen into he story but still started his life,it started when Jackie was first joining baseball as an African American. Another great guy was Branch Rickey, he was the was that industrialized baseball,meaning he was the one that decided on bringing Jackie up to the major leagues. In many peoples opinion Jackie made the game 10 times better. This story has more of an external conflict because its a conflict vs. society story because people are to jealous and racial of him. There was many things i liked about this story but the main idea that I liked was how he never tried to disrespect anyone like when he went to ST. Louis and people were swearing at him like crazy. The part of the story I didn't like though is when his own players disrespected him when he first joined the team.Textual example of what i didn't like is when all his teammates did nothing but swear at him.The falling resolution is when everybody finally respects him for who he is because he does great for many season by wining a couple batting titles and being known for stealing home.After a great life of many different challenges he died October 24, 1972.
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I think that this book was interesting and was good because I love baseball.