The United States V. Jackie Robinson

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Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.8 X 11.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062287847

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About the Author
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is the author of many children's books, including the chapter book series Purrmaids and Mermicorns, as well as the picture books Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!, Quackenstein Hatches a Family, Chicks Rule!, Chicks Rock!, and Roxie Loves Adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her family.

R. Gregory Christie is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Freedom in Congo Square, as well as a five-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Illustrator Award and a three-time recipient of the New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year award. He's also a recipient of the NAACP's Image Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and the American Library Association's Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for illustration. He also illustrated the 2013 Kwanzaa stamp for the United States Postal Service. He lives in Georgia. Visit Gregory's website at www.gas-art.com

Reviews

"Powerfully illustrates that this groundbreaking American icon's commitment to equality did not begin or end with baseball--his courage was a lifelong trait." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"It's nice to have an athlete celebrated for personal integrity over physical prowess, and R. Gregory Christie's pictures bolster this, evoking a Robinson who is strong and sure, but also smiling, warm, and ultimately, triumphant." -- New York Times Book Review

"A story that will appeal to both baseball fans and those looking for an interesting way to highlight lesser-known aspects of the fight for civil rights." -- Booklist

"A worthy addition." -- School Library Journal

"[A] well-told biography...complemented by Christie's dramatic expressionistic...illustrations" -- The Horn Book

Praise for SNORING BEAUTY: "Fun for reading aloud, and children will be happy to help with the multiple snoring sounds." -- Booklist

"A good choice for reading aloud." -- School Library Journal

Praise for HAMPIRE!: "Building suspense and a sense of nocturnal dread, Bardhan-Quallen's (The Hog Prince) rhymes are filled with puns ('"We're sitting ducks," the duck announced'), and the antics of the frantic duck and the animals he rouses should have readers laughing." -- Publishers Weekly

"Kids will feast on this deliciously scary tale over and over." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Fine's paintings exaggerate the animals' terror to comic effect (funniest is the pony cowering in the corner), and his canted angles give this just the right absurdist tone." -- ALA Booklist