Jackie's Bat by Marybeth LorbieckiJackie's Bat by Marybeth Lorbiecki

Jackie's Bat

byMarybeth LorbieckiIllustratorBrian Pinkney

Picture Books | January 1, 2006

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Superstars hit the big leagues! Two-time Caldecott Honor artist Brian Pinkney and award-winning author Marybeth Lorbiecki take the field in this carefully crafted, fictionalized account of how Jackie Robinson broke through professional baseball's color barrier.
Brian Pinkney, author and illustrator, was born August 28, 1961. He has received the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and in 1997, he won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his book, The Adventures of Sparrowboy. He has also won two Caldecott Honor awards for his illustrations wit...
Title:Jackie's BatFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.4 inPublished:January 1, 2006Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0689841027

ISBN - 13:9780689841026

Appropriate for ages: 5


Editorial Reviews

"I had two distinct reactions to Jackie's Bat. First, it is an engaging story well told, and a clear message for children who have been taught to discriminate. My second and most powerful reaction is dismay over the continuing need to address the damage done to children as prejudice and racism taint their world and perceptions. It is my hope that young readers, with adult encouragement, will be inspired to sense the need for change within themselves and their families, or will feel proud of their enlightened attitudes. Congratulations...for celebrating Jack's life and legacy so beautifully." -- Rachel Robinson, wife of the late great Jackie Robinson and founder of the Jackie Robinson Foundation