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Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Line in Baseball - eBook
Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Line in Baseball - eBook
Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Line in Baseball - eBook
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At a time when much of the United States was still racially segregated, Jackie Robinson smashed the color barrier to become the first African-American player in Major League Baseball. Born in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers, Robinson excelled in sports throughout his school years. After serving briefly in the army during WWII, he briefly played ball in the Negro Leagues. At about the same time, a handful of all-white Major League teams paid lip service to trying out black players. But it was when Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 that he became a part of what would be called "The Noble Experiment." Outspoken in the past when it came to racial injustice, Robinson endured racist jeers from fans and players, and even death threats, with dignity and composure. His historic feat of crossing baseball's "color line" became a symbol in the American civil rights movement in the decades that followed.

Reading Level: Gr. 6
Interest Level: Gr. 5-8
Guided Reading Level: W
Binding: Electronic book text
Series: Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies
Author(s): Matt Simmons

Format
Size: 7 ¼″× 9 ¼″
No. of Pages: 112
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

GRL: W
ATOS: 7.9
Dewey: 796.357092
Lexile: 1140L
Copyright: 2014

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