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Written by Josh Gregory


ISBN: 978-0-531-21598-2

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As the first African American ever to play for a major league baseball team, Jackie Robinson helped change race relations in America forever. Readers will learn about Robinson’s early success as a versatile athlete and the difficulties he faced in an era of widespread prejudice and segregation. The will also find out how he came to break pro baseball’s color barrier and how he used his fame to bring awareness to the civil rights movement.
This title will ship September 2015
Item #: 641653
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2016
Trim Size: 7 1/4" x 8 3/8"
Pages: 48
Grades: 3 - 5
Ages: 8 - 10
Dewey #: 796.357092
  • Engaging sidebars highlight important people, places, and events
  • Timelines illustrate major events in the subjects’ lives
  • Glossaries explain difficult terms in a way that makes them easy to understand
  • Eye-catching images give readers an up-close look at some of history’s most important figures
  • Additional content for further learning on this subject available at www.factsfornow.scholastic.com