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Jackie Robinson: American Hero

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Just in time for the major motion picture release, discover everything you wanted to know about Jackie Robinson!
To tie- in with the April 2013 release of the movie 42, the life story of Jackie Robinson, this full-color comprehensive biography will feature everything there is to know about this inspiring American hero. The movie, featuring high-profile actors such as Harri
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published March 1st 2013 by Turtleback Books
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June Jacobs
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have loved baseball since I was a girl. I am interested in history of all kinds -- including the history of baseball. This interest led me to attend a presentation in honor of the 50th anniversary of the date when Dodger Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947. {His first official game playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers was April 15, 1947.}

The presentation at a local university included speeches by one of Jackie's friends and teammates, Dodger pitcher Don Newcombe, and prize-winning auth
A good little Schilastic biography. It was divided into short chapters, with lots of pictures, which was helpful to keep the kids' attention. The writing was pretty dry, though, and the story really focussed on names and dates. My 8-yo loved it because he loves facts. My 5-yo hated it because it didn't read enough like a story. As an adult, I appreciated how much content there was, but feel like they missed some really great opportunities to talk about what life was like for Jackie Robinson and ...more
Sara Paredes
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jackie Robinson American hero by Sharon Robinson is a good biography. This book is about the legendary Jackie Robinson. It includes many pictures and important moments in his life. I liked this book because it helps me understand his life some more. He was the first African American to play professional baseball with white men. I recommend this book to people who want to know all about Jackie Robinson. This book made me feel inspired by Jackie.
Doris Lucas
This book is about Jackie Robinson’s hard work and perseverance in his life. This book explains about his struggles while playing in major league baseball and how he overcame them.
This book is easy to read and it is an informative story about the trials and triumphs of Robinson's career and life. This would be a great book for black history month.
Bryce Whitlow
My book review is on a book about the famous baseball player Jackie Robinson. Everybody knows Jackie Robinson as being the first black man to play in Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson was born on January 31,1919 in Cairo, Georgia. When Jackie was a kid he was very athletic but baseball was not his favorite sport. Basketball was one of Jackie’s favorite sports, Jackie played at UCLA for basketball. On April 15, 1947 he was the first African American to play Major League Baseball In 1946 he g ...more
Melissa Mcavoy
Jackie Robinson’s story is inspirational on many levels. He was an amazing athlete, a change-maker who integrated baseball and transformed American sport, a civil rights activist who took a stand during WWII army integration, an early supporter of Martin Luther King, a community activist and a trailblazing business leader. This slim volume, written by Robinson’s daughter, sets out to introduce the man and hero to a new generation of children. The short chapters chronologically follow Robinson’s ...more
Dannita Stanley
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. For it to be an easy, quick read, it was full of facts and information. I felt like I learned so much about Jackie Robinson and much more than about his baseball talent.

I must say that I was most drawn into the text when it described Jackie Robinson walking into the office of Branch Rickey to be picked up for the Brooklyn Dodgers. I was engaged in the fact that this guy was taking a chance with Jackie in an attempt to integrate baseball.

I would recommend this book t
Kelsey Kalinski
The twin fiction text I chose to pair with this book is Heat by Mike Lupica. Both of these books are about boys who love baseball but have problems to face that keep them away from reaching the top. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the Major Leagues. Because of his race, he is tortured, alienated,and threatened because people don't want him to play even though he has the talent and ability. Michael Arroyo is Cuban and the only family he has is his brother, Carlos. He dre ...more
Deservedly inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, Jackie Robinson was an important part of the integration of baseball. This biography for young readers, written by his daughter, provides an insider's perspective on his formative years, the challenges he faced once he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, and his impressive batting, base stealing, and fielding statistics. But what runs through this story is the reminder of how much courage it took for him to endure the taunts and threats from b ...more
Julian Franklin
Jackie Robinson's hard work and perseverance is highlighted as the book talks about his struggles with playing major league baseball and how he over came them. The book discusses Robinson's contribution to the civil rights movement, and his entry to the hall of fame.
In this story, we see the many character traits of Robinson and what made him able to play Major League Baseball. The descriptiveness of Robinson is important to make a lesson of. I can use this book to highlight how important it is
Brenda Kahn
Attractively designed, concise and readable beginner biography of Jackie Robinson written by his daughter, who has written about him and their family in the past, but never in the third person as she has here.
Written by Jackie Robinson's daughter, this biography was timed to release the same time as the movie "42".
Lots of great family photos.
Kevin Bryant
a very good book
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An easy to read and informative story that details the trails and triumphs of Robinson's career and life. This is told by his daughter and includes numerous photographs from Robinson's life.
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He and his wife lead intersesting lives. They faced a lot of challenges over the years, & overcame. We enjoyed reading their story together.
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think it was amazing because I learned a lot of stuff about him
Nov 29, 2013 marked it as to-read
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Marcus Williams
Good read and very informative. covers from birth and early history most don't speak to. verifiable facts and great personal insights. wonderful book for our kids to learn about history
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Jackie Robinson American Hero is a wonderful book. This book is by Sharon Robinson. This book has many feelings such as excited to sad. The reason the book shows excitement is when Jackie which is black joins the white at the time major league baseball. But along with that he was called names and was not treated like everyone else. But along that he was able to be himself and broke the color barrier and won rookie of the year. This relates to a book I read called ken Griffey Jr and these relate ...more
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