Stealing Home

Stealing Home

Jackie Robinson : Against the Odds

Book - 2007
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Presents the life and accomplishments of the baseball player who became the first African American to play in the major leagues and who led the Brooklyn Dodgers to six National League pennants and one World Series championship.

& Taylor

Although in 1947 Major League Baseball was only open to white players, the extraordinary talent of Jackie Robinson could not be denied and, after being given the opportunity to play, proved to everyone that he was just as capable--sometimes even more so--than the rest.

Simon and Schuster
Man on third. Two outs. The pitcher eyes the base runner, checks for the sign. The fans in the jammed stadium hold their breath. Flapping his outstretched arms like wings, number 42 leads off again. It is September 1955, game one of the World Series, the Yankees versus the Dodgers, and Jackie Robinson is about to do the unbelievable. Attempt to steal home. In a World Series game. To race a baseball thrown from the pitcher's mound and win! Is it possible? Yes, it is -- if you are Jackie Robinson!

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780689862762
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Wimmer, Mike - Illustrator

Related Resources


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
ROBLOX_MAN Jul 14, 2013

i think this book not thet good

vernessa7 Jul 14, 2013

Great book about Jackie Robinson for all ages. by michael


Add Age Suitability
vernessa7 Jul 14, 2013

vernessa7 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at SBL

To Top