Who Was Jackie Robinson?
Gail Herman (A), Nancy Harrison (ILT) and John O'Brien (ILT)
List Price: $5.99 (Paperback - Biography - Sports / Baseball - 2010)
Description: 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. (112 pgs) Ages 8-12
Ashay says, "Jackie Robinson had to be one talented tough athlete. He was physically strong but his mind was stronger. He had to overcome all kinds of insults, racial slurs and prejudice when he became the first African American to play in the American Leagues. Prior to that time he also played with the Negro Leagues. His integrity and talent changed the game of baseball forever. Buy it for your library and classroom today."
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.2 x 7.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounce