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Maraniss, Andrew

Summary: "The true story of Glenn Burke, a "hidden figure" in the history of sports: the inventor of the high five and the first openly gay MLB player"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 921 BUR

Summary: In graphic novel format, presents the life and achievements of the baseball player who became the first African American to play in the major leagues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Saddleback Educational Pub. 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 741.5 Robinson 2008

Mara, Wil.

Summary: When Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers he became the fir st African American to play on a white Major League Baseball team. Read about how Robinson changed the face of baseball when he broke the color barrier and opened the door for the non-white players that followed.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROB

O'Connor, Jim.

Summary: Presents a biography of the first black baseball player to play in the major leagues when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Also traces the history of all-black baseball teams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1989

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 O'CON

Robinson, Sharon

Summary: A biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the major leagues, as told by his daughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROB

Morrison, Jessica.

Summary: Surveys the life and career of the baseball star most noted for hitting 755 home runs--a record that lasted over thirty years--describing his time in the Negro Leagues and his work off the field to advance equal opportunity in baseball.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 AAR

Hubbard, Crystal.

Summary: "A picture book biography highlighting a pivotal event in the childhood of African American baseball player Marcenia "Toni Stone" Lyle Alberga, the woman who broke baseball's gender barrier by becoming the first female roster member of a professional Negro League team"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.357 HUB

Rappaport, Doreen

Summary: "Baseball, basketball, football, tennis, track and field -- no matter the game or competition, Jackie Robinson hit it out of the park. His exceptional talents should have easily landed him a career in pro sports. But in the United States in the 1930s and '40s, opportunities like those were closed to athletes like Jackie: his skin was the wrong color. Jackie settled for playing baseball in the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2017

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Beer, Jeremy.

Summary: The biography of Oscar Charleston, a Negro Leagues legend and one of baseball's greatest and most unjustifiably overlooked players.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHARLESTON, OSCAR BEE

Prince, April Jones.

Summary: A brief, illustrated biography of Jackie Robinson that chronicles his childhood, describes his success in baseball, and discusses his role in the civil rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2008

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Meltzer, Brad.

Summary: "Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. He could run, leap, and throw better than any other kid around. But he lived at a time when the rules weren't fair to African Americans: Even though Jackie was a great athlete, he wasn't allowed on the best teams just because of the color of his skin. Jackie knew that sports were best when everyone, of every color, played together. He...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Robinson 2015

Kahn, Roger.

Summary: "In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate secondhand reports. This story contains exclusive reporting and personal reminiscences that no other writer can produce, including revelatory material he'd buried in his notebooks in the '40s and '50s, back when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 KAH

Robinson, Rachel

Summary: In the spring of 1947, Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking down baseball's decades-old color line and changing the face of the game forever. Now, in this intimate portrait, Robinson's widow, Rachel, tells her husband's story - and that of her life with him - from her unique perspective. But the tale of Jackie Robinson doesn't begin and end with baseball. It...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 1996

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 796.357 ROB

Summary: Learn how baseball's Jackie Robinson opened doors for athletes of all races.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTrophy 2005

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB ROBINSON PAT

Hoena, B. A.

Summary: "In an era of discrimination, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's race barrier. Facing harassment, he stayed focused on the game, becoming the MLB Rookie of the Year in 1947 and later a baseball legend"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 ROB

Summary: ""42 Today" is an exploration of Jackie Robinson and his legacy"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2021

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Peterson, Robert

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prentice-Hall 1970

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 PET

Perron, Cam

Summary: "The extraordinary, unlikely, and inspirational true story of the friendships formed between Cam Perron--a white, baseball-obsessed teenager from Boston--and hundreds of former professional Negro League players, who were still awaiting the recognition andcompensation that they deserved from Major League Baseball more than fifty years after their playing days were over"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2021

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Riley, James A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carroll & Graf Publishers 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 RIL

Bryant, Howard

Summary: In "The Last Hero", Bryant chronicles Aaron's childhood in segregated Alabama, his brief stardom in the Negro Leagues, his complicated relationship with celebrity, and his historic rivalry with Willie Mays--all culminating in the defining event of his life: his shattering of Babe Ruth's all-time home-run record. Bryant also examines Aaron's more complex second act: his quest to become an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B AARON BRY

Henderson, Leah

Summary: "Mamie "Peanut" Johnson had one dream: to play professional baseball. She was a talented player, but she wasn't welcome on the all-white Girls Pro Baseball League team due to the color of her skin. However, a greater opportunity came her way in 1953 when Johnson signed to play ball with the Negro Leagues' Indianoplis Clowns, becoming the only professional female pitcher to play on a men's team....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Editions, a Capstone imprint 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JOH

Summary: Tells of the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. The film illuminates Robinson's place as a leader and icon of the civil rights movement whose exemplary life and aspirational message of equality continues to inspire generations of Americans. Includes interviews with family...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JAC

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV JAC

Summary: "On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 136 years of baseball history, only 276 no-hitters have been recorded. Dock is the only pitcher to ever claim he accomplished his while high on LSD. During his 12 years in the major leagues, Dock lived the expression "Black is Beautiful!" He wore curlers on the field. He stepped out of his Cadillac wearing the widest...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO

Biddle, Daniel R.

Summary: Octavius Valentine Catto was an orator who shared stages with Frederick Douglass, a second baseman on Philadelphia's best black baseball team, a teacher at the city's finest black school and an activist who fought in the state capital and on the streets for equal rights. With his racially-charged murder, the nation lost a civil rights pioneer-one who risked his life a century before Selma and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Temple University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CATTO, OCTAVIUS BID

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