Time For Kids: Jackie Robinson

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Denise Lewis Patrick
HarperCollins, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 44 pages
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Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play baseball in the modern major leagues. That may not seem like a big deal today -- but in 1947 it was a very big deal. Until Jackie stepped up to the plate, African Americans couldn't play on most professional sports teams.

TIME For Kids« Biographies help make a connection between the lives of past heroes and the events of today. Because of Jackie's courage and perseverance, people of all colors now participate in America's favorite pastime.áJackie worked hard and proved to the world that it's your character and talent -- not the color of your skin -- that really matters.

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About the author (2005)

Denise Lewis Patrick is the author of "The Adventures of Midnight Son," which was named a New York Public Library Best Book for Teenagers and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book. She lives with her husband and four sons on Staten Island in New York.