When Jackie Robinson first stepped up to bat for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 194 7, he faced a long, hard battle. People called him horrible names. Pitchers aimed the ball right for his head. And players used the spikes on their baseball shoes to cut his legs.
Jackie Robinson didn't back down. As the first black player in the white major leagues, he had made up his mind to play ball-and to open baseball's doors to all black men. This is the dramatic story of his triumph.
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Kenneth Rudeen has written many sports biographies for young readers, including Roberto Clemente. He lives in South Salem, NY.
Michael Hays is the illustrator of several books for children, including Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger and Hello, Tree! by Joanne Ryder. He lives in Oak Park, IL.
"Dan Gutman has devised a wonderful mechanism for teaching social history while telling a great tale." -- -- The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Pounds home a powerful message about a great man in a kid-friendly way...great play-by-play action." -- -- Buffalo News
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