Stealing Home

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Stealing Home

Jackie Robinson: Against the Odds

By Robert Burleigh; Mike Wimmer (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689862762, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 9, 2007

Description

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!