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Jackie Robinson
By Cole and Nathaniel
Genre: Non-fiction Level: Elementary 4-6
Category: Student Examples

Jackie Robinson helped white Americans know that segregation in baseball wasn't right in the 1940s. He joined the Montreal Royals in 1945, and while he was playing he received hate mail, bad words, and threats from angry white people. One time when he was playing, somebody threw a black cat in to the baseball stadium and said, "Hey Jackie, there's your cousin." That made him play harder, and that's how he was able to join the Brooklyn Dodgers. After Jackie came the Dodgers won six pennants and the World Series. Jackie's skill made most people believe that black people can be in Major Leagues too.

Cole and Nathaniel

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About the Author: Cole and Nathaniel attend Chugach Optional Elementary School in Anchorage, AK.

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