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Fighting against racial injustice throughout his life, Jackie Robinson not only became an outstanding athlete and the first African-American Baseball Hall of Fame inductee but also an inspiring leader willing and able to fight prejudice and racism. Read the story of a man who had the courage not to fight back but instead won the hearts of countless sports fans and eventually the American people with dignity and respect.
Fast-paced and easy-to-read, 32-page graphic biographies teach children about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory, pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. Using the graphics, children can activate prior knowledge, bridging what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions.