Jackie Robinson: Breaking Barriers in Baseball (Trailblazers)

by Kurtis Scaletta (Author)

Jackie Robinson: Breaking Barriers in Baseball (Trailblazers)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Trailblazers

Meet history's game changers! This biography series is for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level.

When Jackie Robinson stepped up to the plate for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, everything changed. He was the first black man to play in a major-league baseball game in the twentieth century! His brave act opened the door for more black players to achieve their own big-league dreams. But how did Jackie break baseball's color barrier? Whether excelling at every sport he tried as a youngster or standing up for his civil rights as a soldier in the US Army, Jackie always focused on his goals. Find out how this boy who loved baseball became one of history's greatest trailblazers!

Trailblazers is a biography series that celebrates the lives of amazing pioneers, past and present, from all over the world.


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"The "Trailblazers" series is the next step up from the "Who Is?" titles, in terms of the length and the depth of information." --School Library Journal

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"The "Trailblazers" series is the next step up from the "Who Is?" titles, in terms of the length and the depth of information." —School Library Journal
Kurtis Scaletta
Kurtis Scaletta is the author of Mudville, a Booklist Top 10 Sports Book for Youth; Mamba Point, which The New York Times Book Review called entertaining and touching; and The Tanglewood Terror, a Kids' Indie Next List Selection and winner of the Minnesota Readers' Choice Award. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and son.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780593124048
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
October 20, 2019
Series
Trailblazers
BISAC categories
JNF018010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JNF025210 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/20th Century
JNF007100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
Library of Congress categories
United States
Baseball players
African American baseball players
Robinson, Jackie

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