Teammates

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byPeter GolenbockIllustratorPaul Bacon

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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.

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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.

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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...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.34 × 11 × 0.11 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152842861

ISBN - 13:9780152842864

Appropriate for ages: 4

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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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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.

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"This is a wonderful and important story, beautifully presented."