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Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out (TFK Biographies Series)
Editors of TIME for Kids
0060576006
January 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
Gr. 2-4. Patrick, author of Ma Dear's Old Green House (see review, p.978) and others, joins the editors of a popular classroom newsmagazine to craft this entry in the new Timefor Kids Biographies series. For readers in the middle to upper range of the weekly's broad readership, these spin-offs, formatted (somewhat misleadingly) like easy readers and emblazoned with the familiar red-and-yellow logo, feature lively journalistic design, excellent photographs drawn from the Time-Life archives, and a polished narrative extended with sidebars. In this book, there's a concluding interview (a recurring feature in the series) with Jackie Robinson's daughter, Sharon--whose own, browsable Promises to Keep [BKL F 15 04] is a natural next step. A different writer has collaborated with Time-Life's editorial...


Jackie Robinson: A Biography
Arnold Rampersad
034542655X
September 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
In baseball and beyond, 1997 has been the year of Jackie Robinson, the 50th anniversary of his obliteration of the game's color line, and a time to reflect on a marvelous man whose heroism and decency cut far beyond the foul lines. Arnold Rampersad, a Princeton professor who's edited the poetry of Langston Hughes and the essays of Richard Wright, and collaborated with tennis great Arthur Ashe on his powerful memoir Days of Grace, steps up to the plate here with the first truly comprehensive Robinson biography. It's an important accomplishment, ripe with historical and social insight without losing sight of the human being at its core. Thoroughly researched--Rachel Robinson gave the author access to her husband's personal papers--and filled with fascinating new detail, the book, like its subject, consistently takes the...


Jackie Robinson
Barbara Knox
0736822240
Aug 2003
Hardcover
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Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson
Barry Denenberg
0590425609
May 1990
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6-- Still another biography of the black baseball pioneer. Denenberg provides an even and straightforward account of Robinson's life on and off the baseball diamond, balancing his athletic skills with his social significance and exploits outside of the sports arena. Occasional typos and errors in sports terminology do appear but are minor in context. A brief but interesting look at innovations to the game provided by the all-black baseball leagues will be of interest to serious baseball fans. The standard black-and-white photographs, many of which are found in the plethora of juvenile Robinson biographies that abound, are included here. No index or other appendixes are included. The reading level, writing style, and information is similar to Mark Alvarez's The Official Baseball Hall of Fame Story of...


Jackie Robinson: Legends in Sports
Glenn Stout
031610826X
March 2006
Paperback
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Jackie Robinson: Young Sports Trailblazer (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)
Herb Dunn
068982453X
March 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
THE CHILDHOODS OF FAMOUS AMERICANS SERIESOne of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.ABIGAIL ADAMSSUSAN B. ANTHONYNEIL ARMSTRONGCRISPUS ATTUCKSCLARA BARTONELIZABETH BLACKWELLDANIEL BOONEBUFFALO BILLWILL CLARKROBERTO CLEMENTEDAVY CROCKETTWALT DISNEYTHOMAS A. EDISONALBERT EINSTEINHENRY FORDBENJAMIN FRANKLINLOU GEHRIGHARRY HOUDINILANGSTON HUGHESTOM JEFFERSONHELEN KELLERJOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDYMARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.ROBERT E.LEEMERTWETHER LEWISABRAHAM LINCOLNMARY TODD LINCOLNTHURGOOD MARSHALLJOHN MUIRANNIE OAKLEYMOLLY PITCHERPOCAHONTASPAUL REVEREKNUTE ROCKNEELEANOR ROOSEVELTTEDDY...


Teammates
Peter Golenbock
0152842861
August 1992
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Enhanced by an unusual combination of archival photographs and vigorous illustrations, this thoughtful, noteworthy book chronicles Jackie Robinson's early days with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Ages 6-9. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 6-- Golenbock has taken a single moment of baseball history, set it in its social context, and created a simple and moving tribute to courage and brotherhood. While other biographies of Robinson, and Robinson himself in I Never Had It Made (Putnam, 1972; o.p.), set the incident in Boston, Golenbock places it in Cincinnati, near Reese's Kentucky home. The event occurred during Jackie Robinson's first season with the Dodgers. Listening to the hatred that spilled out of the stands, Pee Wee...


I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
0060555971
May 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This autobiography, which was originally published in 1972, the year Robinson died, is not about baseball: it's about the deep commitment that Robinson made to achieve justice for himself and all Americans. He recalls his years at UCLA, where he became the school's first four-letter athlete and met his future wife, Rachel. With the advent of WWII he was drafted into the army, became a lieutenant and was court-martialed for refusing to move to the back of a bus. He was honorably discharged. He played for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues until he was recruited by Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1947 Robinson broke the color line in the major leagues and suffered terrible abuse for doing so. He discusses his relationships with the sports figures he admired, like Rickey and teammate Pee Wee...


A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson (Picture Book Biography Series)
David A. Adler
0823413047
March 1997
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-A brief look at the life of baseball great Jackie Robinson. The subject's childhood, sporting accomplishments, and later endeavors are touched upon, as are the bigotry and prejudice he faced as the first African American to play in the major leagues. The information is similar to that found in Carol Greene's Jackie Robinson (Childrens, 1990), though Adler's writing is smoother. Casilla's full-and double-page watercolors provide attractive backgrounds for the text. A sound introduction to a significant figure.Tom S. Hurlburt, La Crosse Public Library, WICopyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
The first African American to play in the major leagues.


What I Learned from Jackie Robinson: A Teammate's Reflections on and off the Field
Carl Erskine
0071450858
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Focused, determined and devoted to his ideals, Jackie Robinson impressed teammates and opponents alike. Now, one of those admirers, ex-Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Erskine, has penned a memoir describing some of the lessons he learned from his trailblazing former teammate. Erskine and Robinson, integral parts of the last and greatest era of Brooklyn baseball, were fast friends. Robinson taught "Oisk" a lot about competition, dignity and the terrible costs of discrimination. Unfortunately, while Erskine's book is a pleasant enough read, it offers little that's new. Part of the problem is that Erskine joined the Dodgers in 1948, more than year after Robinson broke baseball's color line. As a result, Erskine can do little more than repeat secondhand some of the well-worn anecdotes about Robinson and the courage he...


Jackie Robinson and the Big Game
Dan Gutman
0689862393
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Young Jackie Robinson looses to his older brother Mack in just about any game they play -- Chase the Fox, running and jumping contests -- you name it. One day Jackie gets so frustrated he runs home, stomps up to his room, and takes his anger out on Mack's stuff. But when Mack invites Jackie to play baseball with his friends, Jackie decides to give it a try -- and that is when the score really starts to change!

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