Who Was Jackie Robinson?
ISBN: 0448455579
EAN13: 9780448455570
Language: English
Publication Date: December 23, 2010
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 0.31" H x 7.48" L x 5.43" W
Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
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.