Play Ball, Jackie! by Stephen Krensky
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Batter up! It's Jackie Robinson's first game in the major leagues. April 15, 1947, is a big day for ten-year-old Matty Romano. His dad is taking him to see his favorite team--the Brooklyn Dodgers--on opening day! It's also a big day for the Dodgers' new first baseman, Jackie Robinson. Many white fans don't like the fact that an African American is playing in the major leagues. By putting Jackie on the team, the Dodgers are breaking the color barrier. How will Jackie respond to the pressure? Is he the player who can finally help the Dodgers make it back to the World Series?
 

About Stephen Krensky

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Stephen Krensky is the author of more than a hundred books for children, including "How Santa Got His Job" (an ALA Notable Book) and "Big Bad Wolves at School". He and his wife, Joan, live in Lexington, Massachusetts. You can visit him on the Internet at www.stephenkrensky.com.
 
Published April 1, 2011 by Millbrook Pr (T). 1 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books.

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Matty and his father, avid Dodgers fans, are in the stands for the first game of the 1947 baseball season.

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In 1947, a boy learns how his father got free tickets to the Opening Day game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves: Jackie Robinson is the Dodgers' new first baseman, and many fans are outra

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In 1947, a boy learns how his father got free tickets to the Opening Day game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves: Jackie Robinson is the Dodgers' new first baseman, and many fans are outraged.

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