For as long as I can remember in my teaching career, I have enjoyed quality children's literature. This is still one of my greatest joys and an argument for why we need to be teaching history to young students. History is one GIANT collection of amazing stories and how easy it is to discuss character, setting, problem, solution and sequence of events. I say this now more than ever! The fabulous books on Jackie Robinson are no exception and the diversity of formats is wide.
Below is a Youtube link to my favorite Jackie Robinson book. It is written by his daughter, Sharon, and illustrated by the talented Kadir Nelson. Enjoy!