The Story of Jackie Robinson: An Inspiring Biography for Young Readers

The Story of Jackie Robinson: An Inspiring Biography for Young Readers

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Discover the life of Jackie Robinson--a story about breaking down barriers for kids ages 6 to 9


Jackie Robinson was the first Black Major League Baseball player and an important civil rights leader. Before he made history as a pioneer in sports, Jackie was a hardworking kid who loved to play all kinds of ball games. When Jackie was growing up, Black and white sports players in the United States were not treated the same way. He used his amazing baseball talent to help bring all players together and work toward ending the unfair treatment of Black players. Explore how Jackie went from being a thoughtful young boy growing up in California to an American role model and activist.


  • Independent reading--This Jackie Robinson biography is broken down into short chapters and simple language so kids 6 to 9 can read and learn on their own.
  • Critical thinking--Kids will learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Jackie's life, find definitions of new words, discussion questions, and more.
  • A lasting legacy--Explore how Jackie Robinson made the world a better place for future generations, including you!


How will Jackie's hard work and dedication inspire you?


Discover activists, artists, and athletes, and more from all across history with the rest of The Story Of series, including famous figures like: Misty Copeland, Simone Biles, Babe Ruth, Ella Fitzgerald, and Kamala Harris.