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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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Joseph Dorinson
ISBN : 9781317467243
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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With these words, President Clinton contributed to Long Island University's three-day celebration of that momentous event in American history when Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseball. This new book includes presentations from that celebration, especially chosen for their fresh perspectives and illuminating insights. A heady mix of journalism, scholarship, and memory offers a presentation that far transcends the retelling of just another sports story. Readers get a true sense of the social conditions prior to Robinson's arrival in the major leagues and the ripple effect his breakthrough had on the nation. Anecdotes enliven the story and offer more than the usual "larger than life" portrait of Robinson. A melange of contributors from the sports world, academia, and journalism, some of Robinson's contemporaries, Dodger fans, and historians of the era, all sharing a passion for baseball, reflect on issues of sports, race, and the dramatic transformation of the American social and political scene in the last fifty years. In addition to the editors, the list of authors includes Peter Golenbock, one of America's preeminent sports biographers and author of Bums: The Brooklyn Dodgers, 1947-1957, Tom Hawkins, the first African-American to star in basketball at Notre Dame and currently Vice-President for Communications of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bill Mardo a former writer for the New York Daily Worker, Roger Rosenblatt, teacher at the Southampton Campus of Long Island University, and author of numerous articles, plays, and books, Peter Williams, author of a study of sports myth, The Sports Immortals, and Samuel Regalado, author of Viva Baseball!: LatinMajor Leaguers and Their Special Hunger.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Jackie Robinson

Author : Herb Dunn
ISBN : 9781481413831
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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THE CHILDHOODS OF FAMOUS AMERICANS SERIES One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history. ABIGAIL ADAMS SUSAN B. ANTHONY NEIL ARMSTRONG CRISPUS ATTUCKS CLARA BARTON ELIZABETH BLACKWELL DANIEL BOONE BUFFALO BILL WILL CLARK ROBERTO CLEMENTE DAVY CROCKETT WALT DISNEY THOMAS A. EDISON ALBERT EINSTEIN HENRY FORD BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LOU GEHRIG HARRY HOUDINI LANGSTON HUGHES TOM JEFFERSON HELEN KELLER JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ROBERT E.LEE MERTWETHER LEWIS ABRAHAM LINCOLN MARY TODD LINCOLN THURGOOD MARSHALL JOHN MUIR ANNIE OAKLEY MOLLY PITCHER POCAHONTAS PAUL REVERE KNUTE ROCKNE ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TEDDY ROOSEVELT BETSY ROSS BABE RUTH SACAGAWEA SITTING BULL JIM THORPE MARK TWAIN GEORGE WASHINGTON MARTHA WASHINGTON WILBUR AND ORVILLE WRIGHT
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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
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Jackie Robinson

Author : Stephanie Macceca
ISBN : 9781433315978
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A series that let's young readers explore the lives and influence of important individuals whose stories and contributions have left an imprint on United States History. Includes primary source photographs, high-interest nonfiction text, fun facts, timelines, glossary and index.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jackie Robinson

Author : Mary Kay Linge
ISBN : 0313338280
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Profiles the first African American to play baseball in the Major League.
Category: Biography & Autobiography