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A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Adler, David A., Casilla, Robert (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0823413047     ISBN-13: 9780823413041
Publisher: Holiday House
    OUR PRICE: $7.19  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: March 1997
Annotation: Young readers can learn about the first African American to play in the majorleagues in this full-color picture-book biography.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Baseball players; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Baseball players.
African Americans; Biography.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Biographical | United States
Dewey: 796.357/092
LCCN: 93027224
Lexile Measure: 890
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Picture Book Biography
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 9.50" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 20900
Reading Level: 5.2   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q09071
Reading Level: 4.9   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
The first African American to play in the major leagues.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1995)
When Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, there were no other African Americans playing in the major leagues. The thoughtful, brief portrait illuminates the courage and character of an American hero. Appealing watercolors complement the simple text. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1994 December)
Gr 1-3-A brief look at the life of baseball great Jackie Robinson. The subject's childhood, sporting accomplishments, and later endeavors are touched upon, as are the bigotry and prejudice he faced as the first African American to play in the major leagues. The information is similar to that found in Carol Greene's Jackie Robinson (Childrens, 1990), though Adler's writing is smoother. Casilla's full-and double-page watercolors provide attractive backgrounds for the text. A sound introduction to a significant figure.-Tom S. Hurlburt, La Crosse Public Library, WI Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.