My Favorite Children's Books About Jackie Robinson

I have posted a bunch about the Civil Rights Movement recently.  In second grade in Georgia we learn about Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr.  It is a great unit for this time of the year and my kids are eating it up!!!

I love this book to teach Jackie Robinson.  It is a great way to show examples of sportsmanship (good and bad), patience, and dependability.  It DOES mention the KKK and death threats.  I am not comfortable discussion this with my second graders so I just skim over this part.

This is a longer book and we did not read it all, but read parts.  It has AWESOME examples of text features and my kids ate them all up.  We did this as a shared reading lesson.

Adler's books are always great.  Not too many text features, but good sequential information in a kids friendly format.  The perfect intro to biographies.

I didn't read this book aloud (pretty heavy topic and content).  However, I showed the pictures.  Many of my  kids were amazed at how old things appeared to them and how the leagues could even be separated at all!

This one I haven't read- but it looks good, doesn't it??  It is on my wishlist!

Another awesome resource is Pebble Go.  It is a paid resource my school district has bought and I LOVE it.  I literally cannot praise it enough!!  It is so kid and user friendly!!!  Here is a screen shot of what it looks like.  There is also a Biography Pebble Go as well.

We read the information often with the topics we study.  To start the unit we read about Jackie Robinson and then created a web of the main ideas of each section.

VERY tired!  Off to bed! :)

PS- We found out last week that we will be having a bouncing baby girl!  I will be the mother of two little girls.  I love pink as much as the next girl, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't already starting to sweat the idea of teenage years! LOL!



  1. LOVE Teammates. I read it at the beginning of every year.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  2. Testing the Ice is an amazing book!!! Its a must have!
    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.


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