January 31: Jackie Robinson. DAD, JACKIE, AND ME

Jackie Robinson, baseball player
January 1, 1919 – October 24, 1972

Dad, Jackie, and Me by Myron Uhlberg, illustrated by Colin Bootman (Peachtree, 2010).

Jackie Robinson was the first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers and he was the first black player in Major League Baseball. Uhlberg pays tribute to Jackie Robinson and how this athlete brought together a deaf father with his hearing son and inspired the entire New York community in the summer of 1947.

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