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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.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published on December 23, 2010 by Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN-10: 0448455579
ISBN-13: 9780448455570
8 Book Reviews
  • pizzagirl7
    pizzagirl7over 1 year44 stars
    Jackie always wanted to be a part of something . But he was black so no one would let him do stuff . Like swimming , and exploring around . But he loved to play sports . He played tons of sports . . It college he played basketball . And met his soon to be wife Rachel . They he played football. Then he got to play on a team for baseball . But Jackie couldn't play the real games . Read the rest of the book to find out what happens next. I recommend to all ages . I rate this book 4/5 stars . Thank you for this review! -Pizzagirl7💘
    • johnthesquid818
      johnthesquid818over 1 year55 stars
      Very good biography about one of the first baseball players of colour
      • The death riderover 1 year
        It was a awesome book I loved it so much
        • bryce413
          bryce413over 1 year55 stars
          I give this a 5 star because,this book is a really good book if you like sports because this book gives a a lot of facts about his childhood and what he did .Jackie Robinson loved playing sports in high school he played basketball,football,tennis,and other sports but then he decided to play baseball as his sport to succeed in he got drafted to and MLB played on the Dogers,and when he retired he became a hall of famer.
          • loganurb
            loganurbover 1 year55 stars
            I give this book a 5 star because I really liked how they explained about his whole life. The connection I made with this book is that it mentioned that he plays basketball, and so do I. This book talks about his childhood and has he got older to be the first African american in the MLB(major league baseball).when Jackie got to be in high school he played basketball, baseball, tennis,etc. when he got older he was drafted into the MLB. He was named in the hall of fame for how good he was.
            • lindsta
              Mrs. Lindseyabout 7 years55 stars
              Jackie Robinson had an amazing strong will. He chose showing his skills over fighting back to prove he was a great ball player.
              • ggover 8 years
                cool i am doin a african american project and i have to pick 12 people in differtnt cataoryes and i am all most done he is 1 of my first 1 i like :0
                • acbond0103
                  acbond0103over 8 years
                  cool iwant

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