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Jackie Robinson

Author : Rebecca Gomez
ISBN : 9781617858987
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A simple biography of the first African American to play major-league baseball, from his childhood in California, his college days, life in the Negro League, to playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jackie Robinson

Author : Darlene R. Stille
ISBN : 9781616419400
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the life and accomplishments of the baseball player, from his childhood and early career in the Negro leagues to his landmark position on the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the baseball color barrier.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jackie Robinson

Author : Carin T. Ford
ISBN : 0766026000
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the life of the first African American Major League baseball player.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jackie Robinson

Author : Susan Muaddi Darraj
ISBN : 9781438100487
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Before 1947, professional baseball was as segregated as the rest of American society: Black baseball players were forced to compete in the Negro Leagues, rather than in Major League Baseball. But on April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and changed history by becoming the first African American to play in the Major League Baseball. Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and managed by the visionary Branch Rickey, Robinson spent 10 seasons in the major leagues, during which time the Dodgers won six pennants. Robinson was a six-time All-Star, the National League Rookie of the Year in 1947, and the National League MVP in 1949. This fully illustrated, highly readable biography traces the phenomenal rise of this all-American icon.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Jackie Robinson

Author : Arnold Rampersad
ISBN : 9780307788481
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson is illuminated as never before in this full-scale biography by Arnold Rampersad, who was chosen by Jack's widow, Rachel, to tell her husband's story, and was given unprecedented access to his private papers. We are brought closer than we have ever been to the great ballplayer, a man of courage and quality who became a pivotal figure in the areas of race and civil rights. Born in the rural South, the son of a sharecropper, Robinson was reared in southern California. We see him blossom there as a student-athlete as he struggled against poverty and racism to uphold the beliefs instilled in him by his mother--faith in family, education, America, and God. We follow Robinson through World War II, when, in the first wave of racial integration in the armed forces, he was commissioned as an officer, then court-martialed after refusing to move to the back of a bus. After he plays in the Negro National League, we watch the opening of an all-American drama as, late in 1945, Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers recognized Jack as the right player to break baseball's color barrier--and the game was forever changed. Jack's never-before-published letters open up his relationship with his family, especially his wife, Rachel, whom he married just as his perilous venture of integrating baseball began. Her memories are a major resource of the narrative as we learn about the severe harassment Robinson endured from teammates and opponents alike; about death threats and exclusion; about joy and remarkable success. We watch his courageous response to abuse, first as a stoic endurer, then as a fighter who epitomized courage and defiance. We see his growing friendship with white players like Pee Wee Reese and the black teammates who followed in his footsteps, and his embrace by Brooklyn's fans. We follow his blazing career: 1947, Rookie of the Year; 1949, Most Valuable Player; six pennants in ten seasons, and 1962, induction into the Hall of Fame. But sports were merely one aspect of his life. We see his business ventures, his leading role in the community, his early support of Martin Luther King Jr., his commitment to the civil rights movement at a crucial stage in its evolution; his controversial associations with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Humphrey, Goldwater, Nelson Rockefeller, and Malcolm X. Rampersad's magnificent biography leaves us with an indelible image of a principled man who was passionate in his loyalties and opinions: a baseball player who could focus a crowd's attention as no one before or since; an activist at the crossroads of his people's struggle; a dedicated family man whose last years were plagued by illness and tragedy, and who died prematurely at fifty-two. He was a pathfinder, an American hero, and he now has the biography he deserves. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jackie Robinson

Author : Irwin B. Bergman
ISBN : 0791017710
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Traces the life and career of Jackie Robinson, the first Black player to play major league baseball, and describes the pressures he faced both from racism and the need to set a good example
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jackie Robinson

Author : Rachel Robinson
ISBN : 1419712144
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The widow of Jackie Robinson provides a personal portrait of her husband, his rise to success, and his life after baseball.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Jackie Robinson

Author : Barbara Knox
ISBN : 0736834400
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the life of Jackie Robinson, the talented black athlete who broke the color barrier in major league baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jackie Robinson

Author : Charles E. Pederson
ISBN : 1604535261
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Biography of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in major league baseball.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jackie Robinson

Author : Richard Scott
ISBN : 0870675559
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the life of the athlete who broke the color barrier in major league baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
Category: Biography & Autobiography