Who Was Jackie Robinson?
Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Imprint: Listening Library
Grades: Grades 3-7
Ages: 8-12 years
Release Date: February 02, 2016
List Price: $6.99
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation, Juvenile Nonfiction - People & Places - United States - African American & Black, Juvenile Nonfiction - Sports & Recreation - Baseball & Softball
As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball. It was tough being first- not only did "fans" send hate mail but some of his own teammates refused to accept him.