Fall 2020

Jackie Robinson

Athletes Who Made a Difference

From the Series Athletes Who Made a Difference

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

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.

Format Your Price
978-1-5415-7816-6
On pre-order until 08/04/2020
$20.99
978-1-7284-0294-9
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$8.99
978-1-5415-9943-7
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$31.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels, Nonfiction
Category Diversity, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-08-04
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF054010, JNF062010, JNF062040
Dewey 796.357092/396073
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 640
Guided Reading Level V
Features Afterword, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Original artwork, Source notes, Table of contents, and Websites

Author: Blake Hoena

Blake Hoena has written more than one hundred books for children, including an original graphic novel series, Eek & Ack, and graphic novel retellings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Peter Pan. Blake lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and hundreds of comics.

Illustrator: David Shephard

David Shephard is an illustrator who lives in the UK.