Illustrated by Robert Casilla and with photographs Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap
"A good choice for boys who love sports and kids who need books featuring African American role models." — Children's Literature Review Jackie Robinson became the first black Major League baseball player of the modern era when he stepped onto the field as a Brooklyn Dodger in 1947. In simple, engaging language, this book follows Jackie from childhood through his career as an MVP-award winning baseball player and a hero of the civil rights movement. This book is perfect for Black History Month and the start of spring training.