Number 42

Get to know Jackie Robinson.


Photo of Jackie Robinson by Wikimedia CommonsIf the recent biopic movie about Jackie Robinson has piqued your child’s interest in all things Jackie Robinson—the man, his career, his grace and courage, and his role in the civil rights movement—then they won’t come up empty handed. The San Mateo Library system has a robust collection of Jackie Robinson reads:

Grand Slam Selection

Youngest readers may enjoy Jackie’s Gift. This true story shares what happened when a neighbor tells Robinson his family does not have a Christmas tree. When Robinson brings one—to brighten the family’s holidays--he discovers that the neighbor is Jewish.

Older readers may seek a more historical read and find it in Jackie Robinson: Champion for Equality. With approximately 75 juvenile titles that spotlight Number 42, there is something for all tastes and reading levels.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons


Author Bio:

Paula Hess is a Brisbane Public Library Intern and at times writes from left field.

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