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Who Was Jackie Robinson?
Who Was Jackie Robinson? | Gail Herman
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As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball. It was tough being first- not only did "fans" send hate mail but some of his own teammates refused to accept him. Here is an inspiring sports biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This amazing biography written by Gail Herman and illustrated by John O‘Brien, tells the story of Jackie Robinson‘s life. Jackie Robinson wasn‘t only an African American baseball player. He was the one who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and, in so doing, changed the face of baseball forever. This milestone did not come without obstacles and significant opposition,however.

ccipriati But he, too, persisted in reaching his dreams. His incredible success was realized when, in 1962, his talents were recognized and he inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The book “Who Was Jackie Robinson” delivers an important lesson to all children that, even in the face of racism and prejudice, if you keep your eye on the ball you will be able to reach your dreams. 1mo
ccipriati This is an amazing book for independent reading but it would also be great if introduced during a literature circle.
The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 8.3 which is the strategy intended to foster collaboration with the students and teachers and to create a sense of community within the classroom.
ccipriati If someone is good at something, then they should be given credit for it regardless of what they look like. I would also include UDL Guideline 1.3 which is the strategy intended to offer alternatives for visual information. I found a link to a reading of the book posted below. 1mo
ccipriati The ESOL Strategies that I picked for this book are 2 and 3. You can promote cooperation through small groups when developing their literature circles. Also, while in their circles and during their independent reading time, you can encourage positive self-talk/ thinking. Remind them that it doesn‘t matter if they‘re Black, White, Hispanic, etc. We are all created equally. 1mo
ccipriati In the classroom, you could have the students do a collaborative biography project within their literature circle groups. This link also provides an audio read-aloud of the book for students that might have visual impairments in your class. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/308007/who-was-jackie-robinson-by-gail-...
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This Biography (B) would be great for a baseball loving student to read independently (IR). These novels are very informative and will keep students interested if they like the person they‘re reading about.
This website gives tips and ideas on how to use independent reading to influence students lives.

kylamarie5 UDL: 7.1- Optimize individual choice and autonomy
EL: 29- Offer a variety of reference materials at the students‘ instructional level for independent use
Jeffersleighann I love The Who Was series! I think this would be great for any child who loves sports as a nonfiction independent read (: 2y
Noelle5 These are great for the classroom! The Who Was series is so awesome I loved reading them. It provokes interest in kids. 2y
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The true biography of the first African American Major League Baseball player in America. This book informs you of Jackie Robinson and how he was much more than a baseball player. This is just one of many "Who Was" book series. To see more click the link http://www.whowasbookseries.com #ucflae3414sp17

DrSpalding Excellent resource! Great books for any elementary library! 3y
DanielleS These are such great books for students to read and understand who people where and who they are! By the way I love baseball! 3y
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