Jackie Robinson

From the Series Yo solo: Biografías (On My Own Biographies)

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

The first African American to break the color barrier in modern major league baseball, Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest players of all time. Forced to put up with angry, hateful fans and players when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, Robinson’s strength of character and perseverance allowed him to set the standard for all future players.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-82256-316-7
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint ediciones Lerner
Language Spanish
Publication Date 2005-08-01
BISACS JNF007100, JNF007050
Dewey 796.357'092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 4.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 58553
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Afterword and Timeline

Author: Sally M. Walker

Sally M. Walker has been a children's book writer for over 20 years. Most of her books are nonfiction and present various science topics to young readers. Fossil Fish Found Alive is the story of the hunt for the elusive fish called the coelacanth. Sally also enjoys combining science investigation with historical topics. Her book Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which won the 2006 Robert F. Sibert Medal, tells about the history, loss, and re-discovery of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in battle. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland takes readers on archaeological expeditions, where the forensic analysis of colonial settlers' bones helps us to understand their lives. Sally especially enjoys writing narrative nonfiction that captures the reader's attention with a true story. She is also the author of 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut.

Illustrator: Rodney Pate