Teammates

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990 - 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  - KristenLaSorsa - LibraryThing

Summary: Teammates is a book about baseball back in the 1940's. Back then they had different leagues for races, until one day Branch Rickey decided to have a black man join the major league (white ... Read full review

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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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About the author (1990)

Peter Golenbock is a prolific sports journalist and author. He was born in New York City on July 19, 1946 and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1967 and the New York University School of Law in 1970. While at Dartmouth, he began writing about sports for The Daily Dartmouth, which led to stints with the New York Times and the Boston Globe. It was also at Dartmouth where he became friends with Robert Ariel "Red" Rolfe, the former New York Yankees third baseman and the school's athletic director. Rolfe entertained him for hours with stories of the famous Yankees teams of the 1930's, which had a profound impact on Golenbock's unintended career path. After graduating law school, he eventually landed a job in the legal department of Prentice-Hall Publishing. Surprisingly, he was able to convince the head of the trade book division to allow him to write about the Yankees. The resulting book, Dynasty: The New York Yankees 1949-64, became an instant bestseller, the first of many for Golenbock. Among his best-known works to follow include; The Bronx Zoo, Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Balls, with Graig Nettles, Bats, with Davey Johnson, Personal Fouls, a look at corruption in college basketball, and Teammates, a children's book about the relationship between Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. His latest work is entitled Rage: The Legend of "Baseball Bill" Denehy.

Paul Bacon also illustrated Susanna of the Alamo. He lives in Clintondale, New York.

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