I Am Jackie Robinson
ON SALE DATE: 1.8.2015
This inspiring Jackie Robinson biography is perfect for sports-loving kids between the pages of five to eight.
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.
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Jackie Robinson played for Negro Baseball League team the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945.
Jackie Robinson's first game with the major-league was on April 15th, 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Jackie won the very first MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1947.
In 1962, Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.