by Andrea Thorpe (Author)
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:
How will Jackie’s hard work and dedication inspire you?
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