Sources and Suggested Readings

Teacher Guide

Teachers can download a PDF guide with tips for using the Jackie Robinson Featured Historical Figure pages in the classroom.


Eig, Jonathan.  Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season.  New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Formichella, Joe.  Here’s to You, Jackie Robinson: The Legend of the Prichard Mohawks.  San Francisco, California: MacAdam/Cage, 2005.

Long, Michael G.  First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson. New York, New York: Times Books, Henry Holt & Company, LLC, 2007.

Rampersad, Arnold.  Jackie Robinson: A Biography.  New York, New York: Ballantine Books, 1998.

Robinson, Jackie and Alfred Duckett.  I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography.  Hopewell, New Jersey: The Ecco Press, 1995.

Robinson, Sharon.  Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America.  New York, New York: Scholastic Press, 2004.

Simon, Scott.  Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball.  Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2002.

Weidhorn, Manfred.  Jackie Robinson. New York, New York: Atheneum, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1993.

Williams, Pat and Mike Sielski.  How to Be Like Jackie Robinson.  Deerfield Beach, Florida: Health Communications, Inc., 2004.


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