I Am Jackie Robinson

I Am Jackie Robinson

eBook - 2015
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"Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. He could run, leap, and throw better than any other kid around. But he lived at a time when the rules weren't fair to African Americans: Even though Jackie was a great athlete, he wasn't allowed on the best teams just because of the color of his skin. Jackie knew that sports were best when everyone, of every color, played together. He became the first black baseball player on a major-league team, and his bravery helped lead the way to equality in all sports in America."--Jacket.
Presents an illustrated biography of the man who broke baseball's color barrier and changed the way Americans viewed equality in sports.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2015]
ISBN: 9780698164789
0698164784
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (39 unnumbered pages) : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Eliopoulos, Chris

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skyekilaen
Sep 21, 2015

I have no idea how historically accurate this book is, but it's good entertainment and makes some excellent points about racism, hard work, and fairness. The lessons it's trying to teach are very explicit, no reading between the lines here. But it works because it's a short book and the serious statements are interspersed with humor. The jokes are part of what made my seven year old ask for repeat reads. And trust me, he was getting the anti-discrimination point of the story too. (We may be raising a rabble-rouser.) Robinson's life and baseball are so intertwined, and it's great for little sports fans to learn about how much some folks had to fight through just for a chance to play.

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