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Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America

By Sharon Robinson
  • ISBN Code: : 1338153706
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A warm, intimate portrait of Jackie Robinson, America's sports icon, told from the unique perspective of a unique insider: his only daughter. Sharon Robinson shares memories of her famous father in this warm loving biography of the man who broke the color barrier in baseball. Jackie Robinson was an outstanding athlete, a devoted family man and a dedicated civil rights activist. The author explores the fascinating circumstances surrounding Jackie Robinson's breakthrough. She also tells the off-the-field story of Robinson's hard-won victories and the inspiring effect he had on his family, his community. . . his country! Includes never-before-published letters by Jackie Robinson, as well as photos from the Robinson family archives.

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  • Pdf File: robert-frostäó-s-poetry-of-rural-life.pdf

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“Wise old Vergil says in one of his Georgics, ‘Praise large farms, stick to small ones,’” Robert Frost said. “Twenty acres are just about enough.” Frost started out as a school teacher living the rural life of a would-be farmer, and later turned to farming full time when he bought a place of his own. After a sojourn in England where his first two books were published to critical acclaim, he returned to New England, acquired a new farm and became a rustic for much of the rest of his life. Frost claimed that all of his poetry was farm poetry. His deep admiration for Virgil’s Georgics, or poems of rural life, inspired the creation of his own New England “georgics,” his answer to the haughty 20th-century modernism that seemed certain to define the future of Western poetry. Like the “West-Running Brook” in his poem of the same name, Frost’s poetry can be seen as an embodiment of contrariness.

Integrating Literature in the Disciplines

By Sharon Kane
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000040089
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 265
  • Pdf File: integrating-literature-in-the-disciplines.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Second Edition of this practical and comprehensive resource offers a multitude of ways to incorporate literature into teaching and learning across a range of disciplines. Future and practicing teachers, librarians, instructional coaches, and school leaders can implement the ideas within this text to improve the literacy skills and knowledge of students, while also addressing standards and curricular goals of various content areas. The new edition recognizes a paradigm shift from content areas to disciplines, reflecting the specific ways reading and writing are used in different fields of study. Updated with current research and practices, the volume recommends and evaluates books in different genres and categories, with chapters on informational books; fiction; biography and memoir; poetry; and hands-on and how-to books. For every category, Kane provides a rationale, instructional strategies, and author studies, as well as lists and descriptions of books related to curricular areas. With a wealth of activities and new BookTalks, this Second Edition is greatly revised and features expanded attention to technology, digital learning, diversity, and culture. Using this text will create opportunities for deep discussions and will stimulate students’ interest and motivation to read and learn. Integrating Literature in the Disciplines helps educators identify books that fit with any subject to enhance the creative and affective dimensions of school life; encourages interdisciplinary connections; and increases the depth and relevance of lessons. It is ideal for professional development and serves as a tool for Readers’ Advisory to match books with readers throughout the school day and beyond.

Jackie Robinson

By Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lerner Publications
  • Book Code : 0761359400
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 727
  • Pdf File: jackie-robinson.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Presents the life of the first African American to play Major League baseball, from his childhood to his role as a hero of the Civil Rights Movement.

Who Was Jackie Robinson?

By Gail Herman,Who HQ
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101476559
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 557
  • Pdf File: who-was-jackie-robinson.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball. It was tough being first- not only did "fans" send hate mail but some of his own teammates refused to accept him. Here is an inspiring sports biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout.

The Black Bruins

By James W. Johnson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 1496204573
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 840
  • Pdf File: the-black-bruins.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Black Bruins chronicles the inspirational lives of five African American athletes who faced racial discrimination as teammates at UCLA in the late 1930s. Best known among them was Jackie Robinson, a four‐star athlete for the Bruins who went on to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball and become a leader in the civil rights movement after his retirement. Joining him were Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Ray Bartlett, and Tom Bradley—the four played starring roles in an era when fewer than a dozen major colleges had black players on their rosters. This rejection of the “gentleman’s agreement,” which kept teams from fielding black players against all-white teams, inspired black Angelinos and the African American press to adopt the teammates as their own. Kenny Washington became the first African American player to sign with an NFL team in the post–World War II era and later became a Los Angeles police officer and actor. Woody Strode, a Bruins football and track star, broke into the NFL with Washington in 1946 as a Los Angeles Ram and went on to act in at least fifty‐seven full-length feature films. Ray Bartlett, a football, basketball, baseball, and track athlete, became the second African American to join the Pasadena Police Department, later donating his time to civic affairs and charity. Tom Bradley, a runner for the Bruins’ track team, spent twenty years fighting racial discrimination in the Los Angeles Police Department before being elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

By Pamela J. Farris
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Book Code : 1478628901
  • Total of Pages : 649
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 443
  • Pdf File: elementary-and-middle-school-social-studies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The latest edition of Pamela Farris’s popular, value-priced text continues to
offer pre- and in-service teachers creative strategies and proven techniques sensitive to the needs of all elementary and middle school learners. Coverage includes the C3 Framework and the four sets of learning from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Farris, together with contributors who specialize in implementing successful teaching methods and theories, demonstrate how classroom teachers can excite and inspire their students to be engaged learners.

Black Pain

By Terrie M. Williams
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781416554127
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 548
  • Pdf File: black-pain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Terrie Williams knows that Black people are hurting. She knows because she's one of them. Terrie had made it: she had launched her own public relations company with such clients as Eddie Murphy and Johnnie Cochran. Yet she was in constant pain, waking up in terror, overeating in search of relief. For thirty years she kept on her game face of success, exhausting herself daily to satisfy her clients' needs while neglecting her own. Terrie finally collapsed, staying in bed for days. She had no clue what was wrong or if there was a way out. She had hit rock bottom and she needed and got help. She learned her problem had a name -- depression -- and that many suffered from it, limping through their days, hiding their hurt. As she healed, her mission became clear: break the silence of this crippling taboo and help those who suffer. Black Pain identifies emotional pain -- which uniquely and profoundly affects the Black experience -- as the root of lashing out through desperate acts of crime, violence, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, workaholism, and addiction to shopping, gambling, and sex. Few realize these destructive acts are symptoms of our inner sorrow. Black people are dying. Everywhere we turn, in the faces we see and the headlines we read, we feel in our gut that something is wrong, but we don't know what it is. It's time to recognize it and work through our trauma. In Black Pain, Terrie has inspired the famous and the ordinary to speak out and mental health professionals to offer solutions. The book is a mirror turned on you. Do you see yourself and your loved ones here? Do the descriptions of how the pain looks, feels, and sounds seem far too familiar? Now you can do something about it. Stop suffering. The help the community needs is here: a clear explanation of our troubles and a guide to finding relief through faith, therapy, diet, and exercise, as well as through building a supportive network (and eliminating toxic people). Black Pain encourages us to face the truth about the issue that plunges our spirits into darkness, so that we can step into the healing light. You are not on the ledge alone.

Hand in Hand

By Andrea Pinkney
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 1423183037
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 702
  • Pdf File: hand-in-hand.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America presents ten bold men, each one a strong link in a chain that spans American history. When woven together, the individual profiles of these men tell one inspiring story—a story of triumph. Benjamin Banneker, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, A. Philip Randolph, Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Barack H. Obama II are profiled in this volume that includes dynamic full-color portraits and spot illustrations by two-time Caldecott Honor winner and multiple Coretta Scott King Book Award recipient Brian Pinkney.

Jackie Robinson

By Jason Glaser
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Book Code : 1496654110
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 428
  • Pdf File: jackie-robinson.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A biography telling the personal life and baseball career of the legendary player, Jackie Robinson. Written in graphic-novel format.

Legal Decisions That Shaped Modern Baseball

By Patrick K. Thornton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786486333
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 986
  • Pdf File: legal-decisions-that-shaped-modern-baseball.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This work takes a look at the cases that have had a significant influence on the game of baseball, such as Flood v. Kuhn and Garvey v. MLB, which either made it to the U.S. Supreme Court or brought up major legal issues in baseball. Also included are cases that explore legal issues in baseball but are not as well known and cases that appear in most sports law books. For each case, the historical and legal significance of the decision is discussed.

Belle Teal

By Ann Martin,Ann M. Martin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545532337
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 899
  • Pdf File: belle-teal.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Newbery Honor author Ann M. Martin's gripping, widely acclaimed novel of a girl confronting the perils of friendship and the conflicts of community. Belle Teal's life isn't easy, but she gets by. She lives with her mother and grandmother far out in the country. They don't have much money, but Belle Teal feels rich with their love. As school begins, Belle Teal faces unexpected challenges. Her best friends are up against some big problems. And there are two new students in Belle Teal's class: a shy boy caught in the town's furor over desegregation, and a snob who has problems of her own. As her world falls apart, Belle Teal discovers the importance of sticking together.

Tales Worth Telling

By Tony R. Sanchez
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 0761862250
  • Total of Pages : 231
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 156
  • Pdf File: tales-worth-telling.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In a set of stories about 17 American heroes and heroines, this book analyzes the hero concept in the nation’s history. This book unmasks and reveals some of the United States’ most beloved historical figures, reflecting their strengths, values, and flaws as no conventional history textbook can. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and complex look at the heroes and heroines who helped to shape a national identity. This book also examines the history, mechanics, and proven benefits of storytelling, identifying the form as an effective strategy to teach about some of the nation’s most famous men and women. Each story concludes with a set of discussion questions that allow both educators and students to probe transcending values that are still relevant for young Americans today.

Deepening Literacy Learning

By Mary Ann Reilly,Jane M. Gangi,Rob Cohen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Book Code : 1607524597
  • Total of Pages : 413
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 299
  • Pdf File: deepening-literacy-learning.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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