About History Chapters: Jackie Robinson Plays Ball
Some sports stars are born to break the records. Jackie Robinson broke the social and racial barriers of his sport and of his age. On April 15, 1947 Robinson became the first African-American to play Major League baseball, and his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers changed American sports forever. Discover how his childhood shaped his life, what led him on the path to baseball, and learn of his lasting legacy.
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Robyn O’Sullivan is the author of several National Geographic History and Science Chapters, including Jackie Robinson Plays Ball, The Wright Brothers Fly, and Your 206 Bones, 32 Teeth, and Other Body Math.
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Published by National Geographic Children’s Books Oct 09, 2007| 48 Pages| 5-1/8 x 7-5/8| 6-9 years| ISBN 9781426301902