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Who Was Jackie Robinson? (Who Was/Is...?)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  263 ratings  ·  42 reviews
As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball. It was tough being first- not only did "fans" ...more
ebook, 112 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Patrick Lopiparo
Jackie Robinson is a true inspiration to not only baseball fans but everyone. Being the first African American baseball player was not easy with all the hate everyone gave him. Not only were the fans mean to him his teammates were too. After a while his teammates finally started to see how well of a baseball player he was they started to realize he was a normal person and started standing up for him like they should have because he was there teammate.
I would recommend this book to people who ar
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Samantha Boyle
Nonfiction Text: Who Was Jackie Robinson?
Copyright date: 2010
Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player to play in the major leagues. After being a successful player, he was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. My twin text is Goodnight Baseball because they are both about baseball. Interestingly, they both begin with an illustration of what the person is doing. For example, Who Was Jackie Robinson begins with " Jackie Robinson stepped up to a mic, not home
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Sofia Davis
This biography on Jackie Robinson was written wonderfully by Gail Herman. It tells about how Jackie grew up always being athletic in all sports but especially in baseball. Herman writes in this book about how Jackie grew up to be an influential baseball player in history by ending the color barrier in sports and finally integrating sports. It describes how Jackie struggled at first with hate from fans and even his own team members who refused to accept him as a player. This is a very inspiring s ...more
Jordyn Styskal
Who Was Jackie Robinson by Gail Herman
1. Satch & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman, 2006

2. I selected the fiction book, Satch & Me, because it relates to baseball. This is a great twin-text to see a different vantage point of another Aftican American baseball player. Students can identify the challenges adults and children were faced with in both stories.

3. Nonfiction Text structure: description, this book is very factual and provides a variety of information through short para
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Tomoya Sugiyama
Groseet & Dunlap, Who Was...? series, RL 3.4

5/13=20min. 5/16=80min.

Jackie Robinson, first, black, baseball, player, 42,legend

"He wanted to be home for dinner."
I liked this sentence, because almost all people cannot make this decision. Many people want to spend their own life with their family or other important people more than spending time for works. However they would choose keeping works, because they have to get salary, and they don't have brave to make a decision, so I think this sent
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Cole Hoffman
"Who was Jackie Robinson?" describes Robinson perfectly. The book starts off by telling the reader that Robinson was a great athlete. He ran track, played basketball, football, and baseball. He went to UCLA but before he started his professional career, he was called to duty in the army. Robinson then joined the negro leagues and from there was the first African-American player called up to play in the MLB. He was sent death threats from not only fans, but also players and even teammates. It is ...more
Ashley Kerns
Apr 27, 2014 Ashley Kerns rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Baseball Fans/Children
Recommended to Ashley by: Myself
This book is a biography about Jackie Robinson's life and his accomplishments. I would consider this book and easier read. The grades that I would use this book for are first grade through fifth grade. This is a great book to teach children about baseball, who Jackie Robinson his, and why he is so important to our history. I would use this book in my classroom. This book would be good for students who are doing research projects on famous people. It doesn't contain too many facts, but just enoug ...more
Alexandria Stephens
Jackie Robinson is noted for his incredible achievements in baseball. Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia but later moved to California. Many people don't know that Jackie Robinson played sports other than baseball when in college. Jackie Robinson was a talented athlete who overcame adversity to become the first African American to play in the major leagues. Playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers was an extraordinary achievement that had not been accomplished by a black man prior to Jackie Robinson. T ...more
Calvin  Kwon
I loved this book. It's my mom's name AND it taught me a lot of things. Jackie Robinson wanted to make white people allow the black people to do the things that they do, to be equal. Jackie Robinson scored more than 600 home runs and he was very good at baseball. He was the first rookie that a black player to play in a major league team. When he first started the team Mr. Rickey said "you need to be brave enough to not fight" because when the new people come into the team, they won't feel good a ...more
Fuka Hatayama
2. 1/7 100min

3. baseball, black, Negro Leagues, army, major leagues, bunt, civil rights

3. One coach called him ” the best baseball player in the United States.” Jackie excelled in college football, too. ” He is probably the greatest ball carrier on the gridiron today,” wrote one newspaper.
I didn't know that he was good at not only play baseball but also play basketball and football.

4. I was impressed by his effort. There was discrimination for him, but he tried hard. He changed baseball field.I
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Wade
Jackie was born in Georgia and grew up in California. He loved to play ball from the time he was a kid, and was a star in many different sports. He wanted to compete in the 1940 Olympics but they were cancelled because of World War II, his brother Mack had won a silver medal at the 1936 Olympics right behind Jesse Owens in the 200m dash.

In the 1940's (and before) “Many people thought black athletes didn't have the talent, drive, or smarts” to play baseball in the National or American league. Ja
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Kaitlin
After reading this, I'm determined to read a longer work about #42. It grosses me out how recently baseball was separated into the Major Leagues and the Negro League. The most shocking fact in this book? Men in the Negro League sometimes had to sleep in the stadium because surrounding hotels were white only. Yeesh.

The author did a nice job explaining segregation in a way that kids can understand and laying out the facts of Robinson's career in a compelling way. I also appreciated the little sect
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Matthew M
Pages:100
Genre: Biography
Brief summary: Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31 1919. Jackie Robinson was a person that always stood up for others and himself. He was an amazing athlete in high school and was really good at football and basketball. He left to go into the army and then in the army he met a guy that played in the Negro leauge for baseball because they weren't allowed in the MLB. So he started playing baseball and he was amazing. The Dodgers talked to him and wanted him on
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Charlotte Osborn-bensaada
Lots I did not know here about Jackie Robinson, like the fact that his brother was in the 1936 Olympics and his many firsts after baseball. This was both informative and engaging for my 8 year old. Great combo fiction book would be Jackie Robinson and the Year of the Boar.
Jenna R
It was good. Jackie has three kids. It was interesting. Jackies son got in a car accident and passed away. He's other two kids a son and a daughter admire there dad. He was one of the first dark colored baseball player. I he passed away in he's 40's. He had two brothers
Caleb
I liked it. He stole so fast. And he was a really good baseball player, but he was black and he grew up in the south so he had to go to black schools and stuff.
Morgan
I liked this book Jackie Robinson because I liked the way he was tough and didn't care what people thought of him. I liked that baseball was never Jackie's first love and yet he played -that's cool too. Jackie is one heck of a guy because he changed the way of baseball, being the first negro, and I also feel for every other sport to. I wish i could have meet him.
Matthew
It was a good book .
Christina
My seven year old has started to get into sports biographies, and this book was perfect for him. Well written, about 100 pages and lots of illustrations. The "Who Was" series includes a lot of more recent people from all areas of life, so we'll be checking out more of them in the future.
Jackie
An incredibly gifted and intelligent man, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball with the support of Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers team president. Throughout his career, he embodied grace, talent, and determination for a sport he loved. Who Was Jackie Robinson is the concise biography of a true sport's hero and legend. A wonderful introduction to a great American's life.

Includes a timeline of Jackie's life, a timeline of world events during his life, and a bibliography.
bkjunkie
Jan 24, 2013 bkjunkie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sports lovers, baseball lovers, civil rights
Shelves: children-s
This is a great book to teach kids about Jackie Robinson or about doing whats right and never giving up. Jackie Robinson overcame much adversity and rose to the occasion throughtout his career. He overcame so much and set records and was the first in many things. He was a true American hero that kids can look up to. He fought for rights and paved the way for black athletes, and black businessmen. He was mistreated and still held his headup and worked harder to be the best.
Stacy
This is a great informational and inspirational book for children ages 6 and up. It teaches them that against all odds you can still be anything you want to be. Hard work and confidence can take you a long. He was great at a lot of sports. This book makes all children aware of the challenges African Americans had to face in Major League baseball. Jackie Robinson was the first to break the race barrier being the only African American on the team.
Takahiro Yamada
90minutes
black- sports- hard- soldier- baseball- major league- 42
What did you do hard in your junior high school or high school?
I played tennis hard every day because I liked playing tennis and it made me feel better.

I like baseball so I enjoyed this book very much. The movie reared to his life was also made this year, so I want to watch it, too.
Christian
Jakie Robinson was a really good person in life he acomplished multiple goals in his life. He was the first african american to play professional baseball. His team was the brooklyn dogers. Jackie had a tuff childhood and now he turned out to become a good baseball player who changed the history of baseball forever.
Michael  Edwards
this was a great book. it tells the story line of jackie robinsons life. i think that people should read this book for reserch projects on jackie robinson because it is a great book.
Lovmelovmycats Hart
Nook (for iPad) ebooks are clumsy with illustrations. They should do a thing like Kindle does, where the pics are resizable in the app.
Jackie Robinson was awesome!
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Creative storyteller and arts consultant Dr. Gail N. Herman has performed and taught storytelling extensively throughout the United States, as well as in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Jamaica, Germany, Ghana, India, and the Virgin Islands. Besides performing for students in schools and libraries, Dr. Herman works with teachers and helping professionals to infuse storytelling and the kinesthetic, mus ...more
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