42 - Jackie Robinson

With the new Jackie Robinson biopic "42" in theatres, we're sure you'll have school and library patrons interested in learning more about this man and his life.  Did you know that Jackie Robinson began his career with the Montreal Royals?   Jackie Robinson Heritage Minute Video  (from: The Historica-Dominion Institute)

Here are some fantastic Perma-Bound resources you'll definitely want to have in your library!  For pricing and ordering just click on the book title.  (Don't forget to create your free web account to ensure pricing in Canadian dollars).

Highly Recommended:


Teammates
Annotation: Describes the racial prejudice experienced by Jackie Robinson when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first black player in Major League baseball and depicts the acceptance and support he received from his white teammate Pee Wee Reese.
Catalog Number: #293188

Play Ball, Jackie!
Annotation: On April 15, 1947, Matt Romano and his father watch the Brooklyn Dodgers season-opener, during which Jackie Robinson, a twenty-eight-year-old rookie, breaks the "color line" that had kept black men out of Major League baseball. Includes facts about Jackie Robinson's life and career.
Catalog Number: #49479

Dad, Jackie, And Me
Annotation: In Brooklyn, New York, in 1947, a boy learns about discrimination and tolerance as he and his deaf father share their enthusiasm over baseball and the Dodgers' first baseman, Jackie Robinson.
Catalog Number: #7502



Resources for K-4:

Jackie Robinson
Annotation: Introduces Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball.
Catalog Number: #160670



Jackie's Gift
Annotation: When young Steve, who is Jewish, tells his new neighbor, Jackie Robinson, that his family does not have a Christmas tree, Jackie brings one to his neighbors, not knowing that they celebrate Hanukkah instead of Christmas. Based on a true story.
Catalog Number: #47566



Testing The Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson
Annotation: As a testament to his courage, Jackie Robinson's daughter shares memories of him, from his baseball career to the day he tests the ice for her, her brothers, and their friends.
Catalog Number: #39218





Jackie Robinson: He Led The Way
Annotation: Traces the life of the first black Major League baseball player of the modern era, detailing his childhood and his career as an MVP-award winning baseball player.
Catalog Number: #24124




Jackie's Bat
Annotation: Joey, the batboy for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, learns a hard lesson about respect for people of different races after Jackie Robinson joins the team.
Catalog Number: #1506




Picture Book Of Jackie Robinson
Annotation: Describes the life of the first African American in major league baseball.
Catalog Number: #234769




Stealing Home: The Jackie Robinson Story
Annotation: Picture book narrative of Jackie Robinson's steal home in the first game of the 1955 World Series.
Catalog Number: #14416




Jackie Robinson
Annotation: Brief text chronicles the life of the Hall of Fame baseball player who, in 1947, became the first African American to play for a major league team.
Catalog Number: #160675




Resources for Grades 2-5:

Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside And Out
Annotation: Presents the life of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play baseball in the major league.
Catalog Number: #160679




Jackie Robinson
Annotation: Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American baseball player to play in the major leagues.
Catalog Number: #160669






Jackie Robinson
Annotation: Describes the life and accomplishments of baseball star Jackie Robinson, who became the first African American in twentieth-century major-league baseball.
Catalog Number: #160648




Jackie Robinson And The Story Of All-Black Baseball
Annotation: Presents a biography of the first black baseball player to play in the major leagues when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947; also traces the history of all-black baseball teams.
Catalog Number: #160656





Resources for Grades 4-7:

Who Was Jackie Robinson?
Annotation: Profiles Jackie Robinson, who became the first African American to play major league baseball.
Catalog Number: #49129




Jackie Robinson
Annotation: Describes the life and times of Jackie Robinson, who broke the "color barrier" in 1947 through his illustrious baseball career with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Catalog Number: #30658




Jackie Robinson
Annotation: Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to join the ranks of the Major League Baseball in 1947.
Catalog Number: #5520




Jackie Robinson: Young Sports Trailblazer
Annotation: A biography emphasizing the childhood of the baseball legend who became the first African American to play Major League baseball.
Catalog Number: #160671




Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson
Annotation: Biography of the first black man to play in the all-white baseball leagues.
Catalog Number: #283837






Story Of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man In Baseball
Annotation: A biography of the Black athlete who broke the color barrier in major league baseball.
Catalog Number: #160655




Resources for Grades 7-12:

Promises To Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America
Annotation: A biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the major leagues, as told by his daughter.
Catalog Number: #243925





Jackie Robinson
Annotation: Graphic novel biography of baseball great, Jackie Robinson.
Catalog Number: #18281







Jackie Robinson
Annotation: Examines the life of baseball great Jackie Robinson.
Catalog Number: #18238





Jackie Robinson:
Annotation: Presents the life and career of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball.
Catalog Number: #160627



Jackie's Nine: Jackie Robinson's Values To Live By
Annotation: Jackie Robinson's daughter acts as a personal tour guide through the nine heartfelt, hard-won values that helped her father achieve his goals.
Catalog Number: #160677




I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography
Annotation: Inspiring story of a man whose heroism extended well beyond the playing field.
Catalog Number: #149285

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