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Jackie Robinson
ISBN: 9780545540063
Author: Robinson, Sharon
Publisher: Scholastic
Published: March 2013
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: A portrait of the baseball legend, written by his daughter, traces the events that led up to Robinson's historic signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers and his role in promoting the desegregation of baseball. By the author of Jackie's Nine. Original. Movie tie-in.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Baseball & Softball
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
Library of Congress Subjects:
Baseball players; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
African American baseball players; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 796.357092
LCCN: 2012046058
Lexile Measure: 840
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Target Grade: 1-2
Grade level: 1-2
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 6.00" W
Bargain Category: African-American, Biographies, Early Elementary, Social Issues, Sports, Upper Elementary
Grade level(s): 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):
Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction. She has also written several widely praised nonfiction books about her father, including JACKIE'S NINE: BECOMING YOUR BEST SELF and PROMISES TO KEEP: HOW JACKIE ROBINSON CHANGED AMERICA.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall)
The author's special insight and family photographs provide a unique profile of her father, Jackie Robinson. Short chapters detail her grandmother's work raising five children; Jackie's honorable discharge from the army; his meeting with Brooklyn Dodgers president, Branch Rickey; and his work with the civil rights movement. Accessible and personal, the volume is a strong introduction to the baseball legend. Glos.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2013 June)

Gr 2–4—Fueled by interest from the film, children will appreciate this biography by the daughter of the famous African American baseball player. Readers will immediately understand the significance of how a young black ballplayer broke the racial barrier and helped desegregate Major League Baseball. Because of the author's careful delineation of the restraint Robinson needed to maintain his composure, children will understand and have empathy for this player who was yelled at from the stands yet persevered and played on with determination, becoming an American hero. Rather than focusing on a single episode in Robinson's life as in Testing the Ice (Scholastic, 2009), the author gives a brief overview from childhood, to marriage, to death while showcasing myriad black-and-white family photos. This book can prompt discussions whenever bullying topics are introduced. It is worth replacing older biographies with a fresher look.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

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