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Title:
The story of Jackie Robinson, bravest man in baseball
Author:
Davidson, Margaret, 1936-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Large print edition.
Publication Information:
Milwaukee, Wis. : Gareth Stevens, 1996.
Physical Description:
102 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Examines the life of the talented black athlete who broke the color barrier in major league baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
General Note:
Originally published: New York, NY : Dell Pub. Co., c1988.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
760 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 2.0 16310.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.1 5 Quiz: 24378 Guided reading level: P.
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ISBN:
9780836814705
Format :
Book

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Examines the life of the talented black athlete who broke the color barrier in major league baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3-7. Robinson's colorful life both off and on the playing field and his role in opening baseball to blacks unfold in a lively and smooth manner. Davidson doesn't pull back from describing the bigotry that the major leaguer experienced or the pain he felt as he worked to change the ``rules.'' BE. 796.357'64 (B)


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5 To those who have read Jackie Robinson: Pro-Baseball's First Black Star (Creative Education, 1974; o.p.) by James T. Olsen or any of the dozen other biographies of this sports figure, a familiar story is recounted here. Testimonials from family and friends, based on those in his autobiography I Never Had it Made (Putnam, 1972; o.p.), reveal that from early childhood Robinson was a giving person who was more concerned about the welfare of his friends and family than his own success. Tales of such heroes can stand retelling. Like most of its predecessors, this version is worthy of its subject. Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, N.Y. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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