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The story of Jackie Robinson, bravest man in baseball / by Margaret Davidson ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.

By: Davidson, Margaret, 1936-
Contributor(s): Cooper, Floyd [ill.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: A Dell yearling biographyPublisher: New York : Dell Pub. Co., c1988Description: 92 p. : ill. ; 20 cmISBN: 0440400198 :Subject(s): Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 -- Juvenile literature | Baseball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 | Baseball players | African Americans -- BiographyDDC classification: 796.357/092 | B | 92 LOC classification: GV865.R6 | D38 1988Online resources: Publisher description
Contents:
Before it all began -- Pro at an early age -- "Stop Robinson!" -- Lieutenant Robinson -- A special kind of guts -- The noble experiment -- The loneliest man -- Oh, what a year! -- Jackie speaks out -- The end came too soon -- Highlights in the life of Jacki Robinson.
Summary: Examines the life of the talented black athlete who broke the color barrier in major league baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Today many children dream of playing professional baseball. Perhaps you are one of them. If you have good athletic skills and you work hard, your dream may be realized. But this wasn't always true for athletes in the first part of this century. More was required. A player had to be white. Black players--no matter how well they could hit, catch, or throw--were not signed up by the major leagues. One brave black player named Jackie Robinson worked to change the "rules," so that all races could have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams on the baseball diamond--or anywhere. This is Jackie Robinson's story.
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"A yearling book."

Before it all began -- Pro at an early age -- "Stop Robinson!" -- Lieutenant Robinson -- A special kind of guts -- The noble experiment -- The loneliest man -- Oh, what a year! -- Jackie speaks out -- The end came too soon -- Highlights in the life of Jacki Robinson.

Examines the life of the talented black athlete who broke the color barrier in major league baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Today many children dream of playing professional baseball. Perhaps you are one of them. If you have good athletic skills and you work hard, your dream may be realized. But this wasn't always true for athletes in the first part of this century. More was required. A player had to be white. Black players--no matter how well they could hit, catch, or throw--were not signed up by the major leagues. One brave black player named Jackie Robinson worked to change the "rules," so that all races could have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams on the baseball diamond--or anywhere. This is Jackie Robinson's story.

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