About the Book
The first African American to break the color barrier in modern major league baseball, Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest players of all time. Forced to put up with angry, hateful fans and players when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, Robinson’s strength of character and perseverance allowed him to set the standard for all future players.
Review for Spanish edition: “Part of the Yo Solo—Biografias series, this easy-to-read biography introduces young readers to the life of Jackie Robinson, the first African American baseball player to play in the major leagues. This volume is a Spanish translation of the original English language book with the same title. Using a controlled vocabulary, the author describes some of the challenges, struggles, and triumphs of Robinson’s life, from his childhood years in Pasadena California, to his acceptance as second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Throughout the book, the author emphasizes the adjustments and challenges that Robinson had to face as he faced and overcame the injustices and discrimination of white neighbors, baseball players, officials, and spectators. This biography would be useful for reports and independent reading in bilingual classrooms or libraries.” (Children’s Literature)