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I Am Jackie Robinson
by Brad Meltzer, Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos

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List Price: $12.99 (store prices may vary)
Format: Hardcover
Classification: Children’s
Age: 5 - 8 years
Page Count: 50
ISBN13: 9780803740860
Imprint: Dial Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC

Book Description:This New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series by Brad Meltzer has an inspiring message: “We can all be heroes.”

Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. But he lived at a time before the Civil Rights Movement, 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 player in Major League Baseball, and his bravery changed African-American history and led the way to equality in all sports in America.

This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, providing them with the right role models, supplementing Common Core learning in the classroom, and best of all, inspiring them to strive and dream.


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