Who Was Jackie Robinson? (Who Was?)

by Gail Herman (Author) John O'Brien (Illustrator)

Who Was Jackie Robinson? (Who Was?)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?
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.
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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
December 23, 2010
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | General
Library of Congress categories
United States
Baseball players
African American baseball players
Robinson, Jackie

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