This is the moving story of how Jackie Robinson became the first black player on a Major League baseball team when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s, and how on a fateful day in Cincinnati, Pee Wee Reese took a stand and declared Jackie his teammate. Illustrated with a blend of historic photographs and eloquent watercolors by Paul Bacon.
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152842864, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 17, 1992
About the Author
Paul Bacon (1923-2015) was a revered book designer and illustrator who created some of the most iconic book jackets of his time, including that of Catch 22 and Slaughterhouse Five.