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Jackie's Bat
Contributor(s): Lorbiecki, Marybeth (Author), Pinkney, Brian (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0689841027     ISBN-13: 9780689841026
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
OUR PRICE: $15.29  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: January 2006

Annotation: When a new player named Jackie Robinson is called up from the Negro leagues to join the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers, a young batboy dismantles his prejudice as he realizes the greatness of this player. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation - Baseball
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2001049353
Age Level: 5-8
Grade Level: Kindergarten-3
Physical Information: 0.41" H x 10.28" W x 10.26" (1.06 lbs) 40 pages
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 12/01/2005 pg. 1277
Publishers Weekly 01/09/2006 pg. 53
School Library Journal 01/01/2006 pg. 106
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2006 pg. 273 - Book Of Special Distinction
Booklist 02/01/2006 pg. 69
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2006 pg. 175
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2006 pg. 309 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Multicultural Review 10/01/2006 pg. 92
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 104178
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:
From Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Brian Pinkney and award-winning author Marybeth Lorbiecki comes a carefully crafted picture book how Jackie Robinson broke through professional baseball's color barrier.

A young white batboy treats Jackie Robinson differently than the other, white, members of the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers--and so does everyone else. But eventually Jackie's patience and talent wear down the racist attitudes of those around them and earn their respect. A backmatter section provides additional information on Jackie's life.

Contributor Bio(s): Pinkney, Brian: - Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin Rising; In Your Hands; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at BrianPinkney.net.Lorbiecki, Marybeth: - Marybeth Lorbiecki is the aclaimed author of numerous picture books, including the poignant and controversial Just One Flick of a Finger, illustrated by David Diaz, and Sister Anne's Hands. This is her first book for Simon and Schuster. She resides in Hudson, Wisconsin.
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