January 31: STEALING HOME: JACKIE ROBINSON: AGAINST THE ODDS
Jackie Robinson, baseball player
Jan. 31, 1919-Oct. 24, 1972
Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson: Against the Odds by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Mike Wimmer (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2007).
In the 1955 World Series, Jackie Robinson steals home and Burleigh captures this intense moment in history. The text also includes snippets of Robinson’s early life, career highlights and introduces young readers to the segregated nature of baseball during this time period.