I AM JACKIE ROBINSON YR SC
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(W) Brad Meltzer (A/CA) Chris EliopoulosNow in paperback, here is the story of groundbreaking baseball player Jackie Robinson, part of the New York Times-bestselling series of biographies of heroes for ages 5 to 9. This title features Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. His bravery made history, leading the way to equality in all sports in America. Each picture book in this series is a biography of a significant historical figure, told in a simple, conversational, vivacious way, and always focusing on a character trait that made the person heroic. The heroes are depicted as children throughout, telling their life stories in first-person present tense, which keeps the books playful and accessible to young children.