Dad, Jackie, and Me

Dad, Jackie, and Me

By Myron Uhlberg; Colin Bootman (Illustrator)

Peachtree Publishers, Hardcover, 9781561453290, 1pp.

Publication Date: April 2007

Jackie Robinson is the new first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers--and the first black player in Major League Baseball. A young boy shares the excitement of Robinson's rookie season with his deaf father.

About the Author
Uhlberg is a retired businessman. He is the first born of deaf parents. As a kid, he dreamed of flying so much that eventually became a paratrooper.

COLIN BOOTMAN has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children. Born in the Caribbean, Bootman grew up in Trinidad and the United States. His artwork realistically and engagingly captures the rich nuances in historical and contemporary stories, with a special focus on portraying the Black and African American experience. In addition to creating illustrations for children's books, textbooks, and periodicals, Bootman enjoys teaching students and young artists. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.