Lesley Looper's Reviews > Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson

Testing the Ice by Sharon Robinson
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Oct 02, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, childrens-books, picture-books
Recommended to Lesley by: Michelle Burton
Read on October 01, 2011 , read count: 1

I enjoyed learning more about the life of Jackie Robinson, and this story was charming. I really liked the illustrations too--Nelson captures children quite well, I think! Thanks, Michelle B., for telling me about Kadir Nelson!
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message 1: by Carla (new)

Carla Kadir Nelson is awesome and extremely talented. At his presentation at Quail Ridge, he revealed that the artwork for one of his books was 8 years in the making. Can you imagine?


Lesley Looper 8 years?! Amazing! Wish I could've seen him at Quail Ridge!


message 3: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Burton Yes, Kadir Nelson is awesome. Testing the Ice is a great book, however I really love We Are the Ship which won the Coretta Scott King Award. Check that one out.


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