Teammates

by Peter Golenbock
Illustrator Paul Bacon

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | March 15, 1990 | Picture Books

Teammates is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

This is the moving story of how Jackie Robinson became the first black player on a Major League baseball team when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s, and how on a fateful day in Cincinnati, Pee Wee Reese took a stand and declared Jackie his teammate. Illustrated with a blend of historic photographs and eloquent watercolors by Paul Bacon.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 8.5 × 11 × 0.3 in

Published: March 15, 1990

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0152006036

ISBN - 13: 9780152006037

Found in: People of Colour
Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS BOOK HITS A HOME RUN This amazing true life story is about Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play on a major league baseball team. Today's children will be shocked at how badly Jackie was treated just because he was black. The illustrations and real life photos will transport readers to the truth and reality of that time. To succeed in life, our children must learn to be successful teammates. Pee Wee Herman, Jackie's white friend, stood alone against a whole stadium of angry fans. and declared," This man is my TEAMMATE ."
Date published: 2011-02-16

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Teammates

by Peter Golenbock
Illustrator Paul Bacon

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 8.5 × 11 × 0.3 in

Published: March 15, 1990

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0152006036

ISBN - 13: 9780152006037

From the Publisher

This is the moving story of how Jackie Robinson became the first black player on a Major League baseball team when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s, and how on a fateful day in Cincinnati, Pee Wee Reese took a stand and declared Jackie his teammate. Illustrated with a blend of historic photographs and eloquent watercolors by Paul Bacon.

About the Author

Peter Golenbock is a well-known writer of books about sports, espcecially baseball. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
 

Paul Bacon also illustrated Susanna of the Alamo. He lives in Clintondale, New York.

From Our Editors

The moving story of how Jackie Robinson became the first black player on a major league baseball team and how on a fateful day in Cincinnati, PeeWee Reese took a stand and declared Jackie his teammate. 1990 Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Full-color illustrations and black-and-white photos

Editorial Reviews

Set in 1947, Teammates concerns a little-known episode about Brooklyn Dodgers'' second baseman Jackie Robinson and the integration of baseball. When Dodgers shortstop Pee Wee Reese, incensed by the abuse coming from a Cincinnati crowd, determined to "take a stand," he put an arm around his teammate''s shoulder; this simple gesture symbolized the end of the "color line" in major league baseball--and the beginning of a great friendship. The book''s appropriately ironic beginning talks of a time "when automobiles were black and looked like tanks and laundry was white and hung on clotheslines to dry." Golenbock then introduces the Negro Leagues, enumerates the many differences between them and the Major Leagues, and credits Dodger general manager Branch Rickey with finding "one special man" who would exemplify great ballplaying and thereby eradicate the prejudices of the fans. Golenbock''s bold and lucid style distills this difficult issue, and brings a dramatic tale vividly to life. Bacon''s spare, nostalgic watercolors, in addition to providing fond glimpses of baseball lore, present a haunting portrait of one man''s isolation. Historic photographs of the major characters add interest and a touch of stark reality to an unusual story, beautifully rendered. Ages 6-9.

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2

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