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  • Published: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780803740860
  • Imprint: Dial
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $24.00

I Am Jackie Robinson


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This New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series by Brad Meltzer has an inspiring message: We can all be heroes.

Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. But he lived at a time before the Civil Rights Movement, when the rules weren't fair to African Americans. Even though Jackie was a great athlete, he wasn't allowed on the best teams just because of the color of his skin. Jackie knew that sports were best when everyone, of every color, played together. He became the first black player in Major League Baseball, and his bravery changed African-American history and led the way to equality in all sports in America.

This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, providing them with the right role models, supplemementing Common Core learning in the classroom, and best of all, inspiring them to strive and dream.

  • Pub date: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780803740860
  • Imprint: Dial
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Author

Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is a name that is instantly synonymous with the term "creative
visionary." Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, this graduate of the University of Michigan and
Columbia Law School had received 24 rejection letters for his first novel, Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Book of Fate, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires and The Zero Game. He is also co-creator of the TV show Jack & Bobby -- and the author of the critically acclaimed comic book IDENTITY CRISIS and GREEN ARROW: THE
ARCHER'S QUEST. He got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on
his shelf -- published by Kinko's. The first comic book Brad ever read was JUSTICE
LEAGUE OF AMERICA #150 (1978). He was seven years old. Needless to say, it
changed his life. Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife and his comic book
collection.

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