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Call him Jack : the story of Jackie Robinson, Black freedom fighter

Yohuru Williams (Author), Michael G. Long (Author)
"An enthralling, eye-opening portrayal of this barrier-breaking American hero as a lifelong, relentlessly proud fighter for Black justice and civil rights"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2022
First edition View all formats and editions
Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, New York, N.Y., 2022
Young adult literature
Ages 10-14 Grades 4-6
228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780374389956, 0374389950
Our words
Part one
Taking the freedom train
Throwing stones
Stoking the fire
Tarring Jim Crow
Part two
From college to the army
Snatching sacks
Banding with Black Bulldogs
Resisting arrest
Falling in love
Fighting the army
Part three
Fueling the Negro Leagues
Staring at Rickey
Crushing the minors
Becoming Jackie again
Controlling his temper
Straightening his back
Kicking Jackie
Winning the world series
Part four
Civil rights
Marching for integrated schools
Extinguishing hatred
Backing the Birmingham students
Marching on Washington
Warring with Malcolm X
Crashing the white man's party
Part five
Patriotism and family
Defending peace and war
Refusing to fly the flag
Heading home
Extra-inning facts
Things to think about