Meltzer, Brad,

I am Jackie Robinson / Brad Meltzer ; illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos. - 40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 21 cm. - Ordinary people change the world . - Ordinary people change the world. .

Includes bibliographical references (page 40).

Presents an illustrated biography of the man who broke baseball's color barrier and changed the way Americans viewed equality in sports. "Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. He could run, leap, and throw better than any other kid around. But he lived at a time when the rules weren't fair to African Americans: Even though Jackie was a great athlete, he wasn't allowed on the best teams just because of the color of his skin. Jackie knew that sports were best when everyone, of every color, played together. He became the first black baseball player on a major-league team, and his bravery helped lead the way to equality in all sports in America."--Jacket.

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Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 --Juvenile literature.


Baseball players--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature.
African American baseball players--Biography--Juvenile literature.
Discrimination in sports--History--United States--Juvenile literature.
Baseball--History--United States--Juvenile literature.
Picture books.
Baseball players--United States--Biography.
African American baseball players--Biography.
Baseball--History.--United States
Picture books
Discrimination in sports--History.
African American baseball players--Biography.
African Americans--Biography.
Baseball players--United States--Biography.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball.


United States.


Biographies.
Juvenile works.

GV865.R6 / M45 2015

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