Jackie Robinson: American Hero

Jackie Robinson: American Hero

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Key Features


Just in time for the major motion picture release, discover everything you wanted to know about Jackie Robinson from his very own daughter!

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 like Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, and T.R. Knight explores Robinson's history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. The biography will explore what led up to Robinson's signing and what happened after. As the first black man to play in major league baseball, his progress monumentally influenced the desegregation of baseball. Because of this, Robinson became an icon for not only the sport of baseball, but also for the civil rights movement.

Featuring photos throughout, this biography will be a sports tale and a history lesson. It will coincide with the movie and also provide many more Robinson details, introducing him to a new generation of readers.


Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, is the author of several works of fiction and Nonfiction. She has also written several widely praised Nonfiction books about her father, including JACKIE'S NINE: BECOMING YOUR BEST SELF and PROMISES TO KEEP: HOW JACKIE ROBINSON CHANGED AMERICA.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780545540063
  • Format: Paperback Book
  • Ages: 6 - 8
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Genre:
    Biography and Autobiography
  • Pages: 48
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Manufacturer: Scholastic Inc.
  • Weight (lbs): 0.19300
  • Dimensions: 0.13000 x 5.90000 x 9.00000
  • Lexile® Measure: 840L
  • Guided Reading Level: GR Level T
  • DRA Level: 40 - 50
  • ACR Level: 5.4
  • Language: English

Jackie Robinson: American Hero

Paperback Book


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