The Story of Jackie Robinson (A Biography Series for New Readers)

by Andrea Thorpe (Author)

The Story of Jackie Robinson (A Biography Series for New Readers)

Discover the life of Jackie Robinson--a story about breaking down barriers for kids ages 6 to 9

Jackie Robinson was the first Black Major League Baseball player and an important civil rights leader. Before he made history as a pioneer in sports, Jackie was a hardworking kid who loved to play all kinds of ball games. When Jackie was growing up, Black and white sports players in the United States were not treated the same way.

Jackie used his amazing baseball talent to help bring all players together and work toward ending the unfair treatment of Black players. Explore how Jackie went from being a thoughtful young boy growing up in California to an American role model and activist.

The Story of Jackie Robinson includes: 

  • Core curriculum―Learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Jackie’s life, and take a quick quiz to test your knowledge. 
  • His legacy―Explore how Jackie Robinson made the world a better place for future generations, including you! 
  • Simple definitions―Find easy-to-understand definitions for some of the more advanced words and ideas in the book.

How will Jackie’s hard work and dedication inspire you?

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Publication date
April 20, 2021
A Biography Series for New Readers

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