Jackie Robinson: Stepping Up To The Plate
This biography discusses how Jackie Robinson became a star athlete, despite his struggle with racial prejudice and discrimination. Robinson planted a “seed” to end segregation in baseball, and this seed not only influenced his baseball career, but also influenced the Civil Rights Movement. This biography serves as an anchor to any lesson about segregation and racial equality, providing students with compelling class discussions and essay topics about race relations, courage, and resilience.

Author: Greg Kirmser

Interest Levels: 4 - 8

Reading Levels: 2, 4, 6, 8