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Time For Kids: Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out (Time for Kids Biographies) Paperback – January 4, 2005

4.8 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 760L (What's this?)
  • Series: Time for Kids Biographies
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; English Language edition (January 4, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060576006
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060576004
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #442,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Melissa Sack VINE VOICE on May 16, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a biography for kids on Jackie Robinson. He was a famous African american baseball player. He had to work really hard and ignore rude comment from many fans. Most people in his days did not like black and whites playing together. He took the bad and pushed it aside and became a better person and player!

The book was not too long and not too short. It contained the right amount of information for kids.

I would recommend this book to kids who are learning about the Jackie Robinson. I learned a lot from reading this book. He is a great role model for kids today.
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I purchased several of the Time Life For Kids books and they are great. I have 9-year-old twin boys who are in 4th grade, and they love them! I would strongly suggest these books for any children who are interested in learning more about a specific legend or if learning about a specific legend is required for class work, book reports, etc.

Great price too!
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I wanted to introduce my students to Jackie Robinson prior to the movie coming out, so that they had some background knowledge about him. This book also introduced my students to the many different parts of non-fiction text, such as titles, sub-titles, pictures and captions, glossary, index, timelines, etc. All the while, my students found out what a brave man Jackie Robinson was, and how he was the first black American to have the courage to help desegregate baseball, which eventually led to desegregation in many other areas, outside of sports. All the facts about his encounters with racism were clearly summarized in this book. It was an "eye-opener" for some of my students! Loved the book, and will continue to use it in my classroom.
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I bought this book for my nine-year-old grandson after he went to see the movie of Jackie Robinson's career. He liked the book very much and felt that it gave a lot more information about his early life and other information that was not included in the movie. It was very suitable for his age.
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I bought this for a ten year old who doesn't have an understanding of our nation's history when it comes to civil rights. I was nervous to get this for him, because I know he struggles with reading, and quite openly says he HATES it. However, he loves sports, so I thought a book about Jackie Robinson might bridge the divide.

He skimmed the book. He SKIMMED THE BOOK! And then he started talking to me about what he'd skimmed, quizzing me, for instance, on when Jackie Robinson was born. You guys, coming from this child, that's a home run. And I thoroughly suspect he'll actually read it later...when I'm not around to see, lol. What that should say to you is this is a very engaging book that will pull in even the most reluctant of readers. :)

There are LOADS of pictures in the book, which helps break up the text and I think was part of what made it less intimidating. (To the point that his five year old brother also enjoyed looking through the book!) I read it for content before I gave it to the big brother, and it's spot on. It talks about the challenges Jackie Robinson faced in a way that kids can connect with, and I learned a lot about him from the book.

Overall, awesome book, highly recommend!
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We must be innovative, work hard, and don't let circumstances stand in the way of our goals. Jackie Robinson is a good example of that when he broke the color barrier in baseball back in 1947. Yes, surely, he did fulfill his dreams to play baseball and so can you.
This baseball story is a great biography that teaches kids valuable lessons. It will educate kids on how to fulfill their own dreams. I give it five stars, strongly encourage every kid to read it, and I'm Marvin P. Ferguson, author of Boys On The Gold Coast.
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My daughter has a 30 book challenge for the 4th grade. She has to read specific genres of books. She has read all the "fun" genres and now has to read the boring ones such as non fiction, historical and biography. She loves to play softball so she picked this book about a baseball player. She finished the book in 1 day and absolutely loved it. She couldn't wait to tell us all what it was about. She now wants to read more books about baseball players!
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I am a big baseball fan and my son like it as well , he asked me what got me into baseball I told him about number 42 the first African-American to play in the big leagues and he is my hero. So he asked me for a book on him he loved it
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