Stealing home jackie robinson book summary

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Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson by Barry Denenberg

Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson is a biography, written for Intermediate readers.

It is well written and informative. The photos are a plus. While I was aware of the significance of Jackie Robinson in baseball history, I learned quite a bit about his life outside of baseball from this book.

I rated the book 4-stars. I felt the historical significance of Jackie Robinsons acceptance into the world of Major League Baseball was well done as well as the information provided on the predjudices faced by Blacks in the United States during the era. The photographs included in the book are a plus, especially for children. Children reading this book today would be surprised to discover Major League Baseball, as well as other sports, were segregated.

This book could be used in a classroom during Black History Month as it is an excellent example of progress made throughout our history.
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Stealing Home book. Read 75 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Jackie Robinson was a great athlete, but his destiny went far beyond.
Barry Denenberg

Stealing Home : the Story of Jackie Robinson

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date. For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now. Javascript is not enabled in your browser. Enabling JavaScript in your browser will allow you to experience all the features of our site. Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser. Kids' Club Eligible. The first black man to play in the white major leagues, he had the courage to confront racism and fight for the rights of all black people, on and off the baseball diamond.

April 8, 2008

In this engaging, multilayered collaboration, the creators of Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth pay well-deserved tribute to another baseball legend. Burleigh employs two narrative voices, one a spare, lyrical moment-by-moment replay of Robinson's bold steal home from third base in the first game of the World Series against the New York Yankees.

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However, he also shares the struggles Jackie endures as an African American in the early decades of the 20th century. Jackie Robinson came from a large athletic family raised by a mother with dreams for a better life for her children than she had lived. With this history, it was hard to believe the discrimination that was shown to him as he tried to enter Major League baseball. Jackie served in the army during World War II where he felt the first major impact of the way the country, as a whole, viewed whites and blacks. He was wanted by the white soldiers to play on their football team but was not allowed to sit next to them in the dining hall.

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