Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson by Sharon RobinsonTesting the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson

Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson

bySharon RobinsonIllustratorKadir Nelson

Hardcover | October 1, 2009

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When Jackie Robinson retires from baseball and moves his family to Connecticut, the beautiful lake on their property is the center of everyone's fun. The neighborhood children join the Robinson kids for swimming and boating. But oddly, Jackie never goes near the water. In a dramatic episode that first winter, Jackie is called upon to test the ice on the lake, to make sure it's safe for ice-skating. But why, Sharon wonders, is he always so afraid to go near the water? In a stunning metaphor for Jackie Robinson's legendary breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball, Ms. Robinson honors her extraordinary father's memory with her warm, graceful storytelling. Two-time Caldecott Honor Book artist Kadir Nelson has created richly rendered paintings that radiate with the beauty and spirit of one of America's finest heroes.
Sharon Robinson is an educational consultant for Major League Baseball. She has written several nonfiction books about her father, Jackie Robinson, including Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America and Jackie's Nine: Jackie Robinson's Values to Live By. She also has written two middle-grade novels.
Title:Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie RobinsonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 12.27 × 9.35 × 0.34 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545052513

ISBN - 13:9780545052511

Appropriate for ages: 7