Today many children dream of playing professional baseball. Perhaps you are one of them. If you have good athletic skills and you work hard, your dream may be realized. But this wasn’t always true for athletes in the first part of this century. More was required. A player had to be white. Black players–no matter how well they could hit, catch, or throw–were not signed up by the major leagues.
One brave black player named Jackie Robinson worked to change the "rules," so that all races could have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams on the baseball diamond–or anywhere. This is Jackie Robinson’s story.
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About Margaret Davidson
Margaret Davidson has a BFA from the University of Michigan and a MFA from the University of Washington. She is represented by Anchor Art Space in Anacortes, Washington. Davidson currently teaches courses in Beginning Drawing, Drawing from Modern Masters, the… More about Margaret Davidson
Published by Yearling Dec 01, 1987| 96 Pages| 5-1/8 x 7-5/8| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780440400196