– Dad, Jackie, and Me

Written by Myron Uhlberg

Illustrated by Colin Bootman

 

The story takes place in the summer of 1947 in New York City.  Jackie Robinson is the new first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He also happens to be the first Black man to play in major league baseball.  This is the story of one young baseball fan and his dad as they follow this history-making season of the Robinson's rookie year.  Its a great way to share with your students the difficulties that Robinson faced as he broke the racial barrier in major league baseball while helpig the Dodgers win the pennant.

A nice sidenote – the front and back inside cover of the book are covered with actual articles written during the baseball season of 1947. 

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