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Testing the ice : a true story about Jackie Robinson

Author: Sharon Robinson; Kadir Nelson
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jackie Robinson's daughter shares memories of her father as a testament to his courage. From his baseball career and his legendary breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball, to afterwards, during his retirement from baseball, when he once tested the ice for her on pond at their Connecticut residence, even though he couldn't swim and was afraid of the water, she shows how he carried that same quality of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Fiction
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Jackie Robinson; Jackie Robinson; Jackie Robinson
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Robinson; Kadir Nelson
ISBN: 0545052513 9780545052511
OCLC Number: 259754280
Target Audience: 007-010.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm.
Responsibility: by Sharon Robinson ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

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Jackie Robinson's daughter shares memories of her father as a testament to his courage. From his baseball career and his legendary breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball, to afterwards, during his retirement from baseball, when he once tested the ice for her on pond at their Connecticut residence, even though he couldn't swim and was afraid of the water, she shows how he carried that same quality of quiet courage all through his life.

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