Who Was Jackie Robinson?

By Gail Herman

Who was Jackie Robinson? A boy who always stood up for himself. A teenage sports superstar. An African American who changed the face of baseball forever. And so much more!


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As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball. It was tough being first- not only did “fans” send hate mail but some of his own teammates refused to accept him. Here is an inspiring sports biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout.

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Weight 4.8 oz
Dimensions 7.61 × 5.38 × .24 in