When Jackie and Hank Met by Cathy Goldberg Fishman

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Jackie and Hank were born eight years and one thousand miles apart. Nobody knew these babies would grow up and play baseball. Nobody knew Jackie and Hank would meet and become heroes. Jackie Robinson and Hank Greenberg were two very different people. But they both became Major League Baseball players, and they both faced a lot of the same challenges in their lives and careers. For Jackie, it was because of his skin color. For Hank, it was because of his religion. On May 17, 1947 these two men met for the first time colliding at first base in a close play. While the crowd urged them to fight, Jackie and Hank chose a different path. This is the story of two men who went on to break the barriers of race and religion in American sports and became baseball legends in the process. Beautiful text by Cathy Goldberg Fishman is paired with sumptuous paintings by Mark Elliott. Generous back matter material includes a photo and prose biography of each man, timelines, quotes, resources to learn more, and a selected bibliography.

About Cathy Goldberg Fishman

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Cathy Goldberg Fishman lives in Augusta, Georgia. A graduate of Lesley College, she has taught elementary school, run a day-care center, and owned a children's bookstore. Ms. Fishman and her husband, Steven, have two children, Alexander and Brittany. She has written four previous books for children about Jewish holidays: "On Passover, On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, On Hanukkah," and "On Purim. Mark Elliott has a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. He has illustrated a number of book covers and his work has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators and the Art Directors Guild. Mark lives on a sheep farm in the Hudson Valley region of New York.
Published May 8, 2012 by Two Lions. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Two baseball heroes who battled hatred and prejudice met for the first time in an on-field collision.

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