Jackie Robinson

Athletes Who Made a Difference
Product Number: EB00829502
Released: Aug 04, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781728405056
Publisher: Lerner Publications
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Description

In an era of discrimination, Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson broke Major League Baseball's race barrier. Before Robinson took his place at first base, the majors discriminated against African-American athletes, denying them a chance to compete. Despite facing harassment from fans and other players, Robinson stayed focused on the game, becoming the MLB Rookie of the Year in 1947 and later a baseball legend. This graphic biography follows Robinson's time on semi-pro teams, his days in the US military, and his history-making experience with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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