Jackie Robinson: American Hero

Jackie Robinson: American Hero

by Sharon Robinson

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Overview

Just in time for the major motion picture release, discover everything you wanted to know about Jackie Robinson!To tie- in with the April 2013 release of the movie 42, the life story of Jackie Robinson, this full-color comprehensive biography will feature everything there is to know about this inspiring American hero. The movie, featuring high-profile actors such as Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, and T.R. Knight, explores Robinson's history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. The biography will explore what led up to Robinson's signing and what happened after. As the first black man to play major league baseball, his progress monumentally influenced the desegregation of baseball. Because of this, Robinson became an icon for not only the sport of baseball, but also for the civil -rights movement. Featuring photos throughout, this biography will be a sports tale and a history lesson. It will coincide with the movie and also provide many more Robinson details, introducing him to a new generation of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545540070
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,121,985
Lexile: NC840L (what's this?)
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author


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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chapter 1 Jackie's Childhood 7

Chapter 2 The Teen Years 11

Chapter 3 A Black and White War 17

Chapter 4 Breaking the Color Barrier 20

Chapter 5 The Meeting 22

Chapter 6 A Decade with Brooklyn 25

Chapter 7 Rookie of the Year! 30

Chapter 8 The End of a Decade 34

Chapter 9 A Lasting Legacy 40

Glossary 47

Author Q & A 48

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