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This sensitive commentary on Jackie Robinson's life describes his childhood in Pasadena, through his years as a sports hero, to his later involvement in politics and the Civil Rights movement. Harvey Frommer has drawn upon interviews with Robinson's family, friends, and fellow ball players to tell the story of a courageous man who triumphed over bigotry and personal traged ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published February 1st 2017 by Lyons Press
(first published September 1984)
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I read Jackie Robinson by Harvey Frommer. This is a biography of the incredible player, and person, Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson was an exceptional athlete. He lettered in four different sports. After college he played in the Negro Leagues. He could barely support his family. So he decided that he would quit the Negro Leagues the next year. Then Branch Rickey cane and wanted him to play for his minor league team. After the first season with the Montreals, he was signed to play for the Dodger ...more
The book I read was Jackie Robinson by "Harvey Frommer." This book starts off with young Jackie Robison living in poor conditions. He and his friends would always be outside playing sports like baseball and basketball. As Jackie got older everybody was jealous of his uncommon talent in sports. He played basketball in high school and never expected to play Major League Baseball mostly because it was known as a white man's sport. Jackie was then thought of the best black player to handle the ruff ...more
When i watched the movie about Jackie Robinson I began to have a little interest in his life to see what it was like. i picked up this book and began to read it. as i kept reading it I found out how bad it must have been to be living in his shoes. everyone was picking on him and making fun of him. The book was inspiring to some people because he was the only colored man to change history in baseball.