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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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This is the moving story of how Jackie Robinson became the first black player on a Major League baseball team when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s, and how on a fateful day in Cincinnati, Pee Wee Reese took a stand and declared Jackie his teammate. Illustrated with a blend of historic photographs and eloquent watercolors by Paul Bacon.


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User Review  - hart0521 - LibraryThing

Great biography about Jackie Robinson journey to become the first black baseball player to play for a national baseball team. The book does contain a few hard words that would need to be explained to students in 1-2 grade. Illustration is good and helps the reader follow along with the text. Read full review

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User Review  - cindyofili - LibraryThing

This book discusses segregation during the time period of the early mid 1900s. It centers around Jackie Robinson and his process with trying to become the first African American male in major league ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Peter Golenbock is a well-known writer of books about sports, espcecially baseball. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Paul Bacon also illustrated Susanna of the Alamo . He lives in Clintondale, New York.