by Barry Denenberg
The story of Jackie Robinson who, on April 15, 1947, changed American baseball forever when he became the first black man to play in the white major leagues.
Ages 8 to 12
Barry Denenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was a serious reader from an early age and when he attended Boston University in 1968, majoring in history, he worked in a bookstore at night. After college he was a book buyer for some fine independent bookstores, some of the nation's largest retail book chains, and a marketing executive in publishing. Barry has written numerous critically acclaimed books for young readers. He is married to publisher Jean Feiwel and lives in Bedford, New York. They have a daughter, Emma, who is involved in the theater.