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Jackie Robinson : breaking the color barrier

by Price, Sean.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B ROBINSON
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Biography
Call Number  J B ROBINSON
Find out about the life of one of baseball's most beloved players. Before Jackie Robinson, black Americans were not allowed to play in the Major Leagues. Jackie and a few others changed that for good. Read about Jackie's early days in college and then playing for the "Negro Leagues." Find out how he became a Brooklyn Dodger and how he led the team on to greatness. Read about what he did after he retired from baseball. Each book in the 'American History Through Primary Sources' series delivers curriculum content by way of primary source material. Background knowledge of the subject matter is incorporated into the text. The books use clear, predictable text structures and have been leveled by a literacy expert to ensure accessibility. Vocabulary is defined at the point of use.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "From the American History through Primary Sources series, this fully illustrated volume spotlights Jackie Robinson as the man who broke Major League baseball's color barrier. After discussing segregated baseball during the Jim Crow era as well as Robinson's childhood, college sports, and army years, the book follows his experiences as a Major League baseball player and concludes with a particularly nice section on the retiring of his jersey number. The emphasis on short, subject-verb sentences with few dependent clauses lends a certain choppiness and monotony to the writing. Page design incorporates color even when the illustrations are black-and-white photos. A glossary and a few suggestions of books and Web sites are appended. Apart from period photos and illustrations showing two hand-lettered death threats and a newspaper headline touting  JACKIE SCORES WINNING RUN, the series' emphasis on primary sources is not apparent. However, the book does provide a basic introduction to Robinson.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Fusion (Chicago, Ill.)
Subjects Robinson, Jackie, -- 1919-1972 -- Juvenile literature.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American baseball players -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Discrimination in sports -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Chicago, Ill. :Raintree/Fusion,2009
Other Titles Breaking the color barrier
Language English
Description 32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9781410931153 (hc)
1410931153 (hc)
9781410931245 (pbk.)
1410931242 (pbk.)
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