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Stealing Home

Stealing Home

Jackie Robinson: Against the Odds

Illustrated by: Mike Wimmer
For Ages: 6 - 9
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  • common core
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!
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  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689862762 | 
  • January 2007 | 
  • Grades 1 - 4
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Robert Burleigh
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Robert Burleigh

Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn, illustrated by Barry Blitt; Night Flight, illustrated by Wendell Minor; and Black Whiteness, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop. His many other books include Hoops; Stealing Home; and Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! He lives in Michigan.

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