Jackie Robinson and the Story of All-Black Baseball
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All-Black Baseball

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Annotation: Presents a biography of the first black baseball player to play in the major leagues when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947; also traces the history of all-black baseball teams.
Genre: Biographies
Catalog Number: #160656
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Random House
Copyright Date: 1989
Edition Date: 1989
Illustrator: Butcher, Jim,
Pages: 48 pages
Availability: Special Order Only - Contact Customer Service at +1 800 637-6581 or +1 217 243-5451
ISBN: Publisher: 0-394-82456-3 Perma-Bound: 0-8000-4033-3
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-394-82456-7 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8000-4033-8
Dewey: 921
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- A more indicative title for this book might be The Story of All-Black Baseball and Jackie Robinson, as only two of the six chapters deal with the life of Jackie Robinson, the first black to play major league baseball. The writing style is consistent with the other books in this series: choppy and unimaginative. Unremarkable color illustrations and standard black-and-white photographs are sprinkled liberally throughout the book. David Adler's Jackie Robinson: He Was the First (Holiday, 1989) is a more interesting biography aimed at the same reading level. That book also includes a table of contents, a list of important dates, an index, and biographical information about the author and illustrator--features not included in O'Connor's book. The front inside cover of O'Connor's book does have an area where the reader is encouraged to write his or her name and the date after he has finished reading the book. --Tom S. Hurlburt, Minneapolis Public Library
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School Library Journal
Word Count: 4,408
Reading Level: 4.1
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.1 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 6425 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.3 / points:3.0 / quiz:Q06001
Lexile: 680L
Guided Reading Level: N
Fountas & Pinnell: N

Illus. in full color with black-and-white photos. "Covers not only the story of Robinson's prowess and his problems as the first black man to play in the major leagues, but also the story of the rise and fall of black baseball and some of its star players and managers. Nicely geared by vocabulary, sentence length, and print size to the primary grades audience."--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.  


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