Jackie Robinson: Major-League African-American Baseball Player Written and Illustrated by Isabella Terzian
Jackie Robinson, 19191972
Jackie Robinson was born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. He played four different kinds of sports: baseball, basketball, track, and
football. When Jackie was 1 his father left the family. They moved to California. He grew up in a White neighborhood. The Whites threatened to burn down their house. He joined the Pepper Street Gang. They were all mad at the Whites for being mean to them. They threw rocks at cars and stole and did bad things. His brother, who inspired him to be a sports player, was a silver medalist at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Jackie was a father of 3 children. Jackie Robinson was famous for being the first African American baseball player in the major leagues. He is in the Hall of Fame. He played his first major league game for the Brookline Dodgers. Also he was known as a civil rights activist. He worked with Martin Luther King. He
proved that the color of different people did not matter. He joined the army in 1941. He died on October 24, 1972 from a heart attack at the age of 53. On the day he retired, every player in baseball wore his number to honor him. He does not have a holiday but people remember him. He was a great man.
Jackie was a great hitter.
Bibliography 1. Brainpop 2.http://www.wc.pdx.edu/j ackierobinson/jackie.html 3. kid info bits