Concepts for Kids
1. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play baseball in the major leagues.
2. To do so, he needed extraordinary athletic ability, courage, and perseverance.
3. His is a story of fighting for liberty against racism.
I Am Jackie Robinson (Ordinary People Change the World)
by Brad Meltzer
This charming story recounts the events of Jackie Robinson's life in up-to-date language that kids can easily understand. The illustrations are cartoon-like with humorous speech bubbles. Jackie has plenty of lessons to offer youngsters, especially about bravery and getting along with others.