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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780152842864
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/08/2010
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 118,902
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Peter Golenbock is a well-known writer of books about sports, espcecially baseball. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Paul Bacon also illustrated Susanna of the Alamo. He lives in Clintondale, New York.

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Teammates 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
ke141703 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: In this story the author tells a story about when baseball teams were separated into black and white teams. It shares a story about the first black player to make the majors, and how one teammate took a stand to be his friend and teammate.Personal Response: I really enjoyed this story. I liked the story of Jackie Robinson and how one teammate befriended him. I love baseball.Classroom Extension Ideas:You could bring this story to share during black history month. Also you could have the students explain how they have stood up for someone.
sarahjohouck on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This book tells a story about a time when baseball teams were separated into black teams and white teams. It shares a story about the first black player to make the majors, and how it took one teammate to take a stand and be his friend and teammate. Personal Reaction:I liked this story and how it gives a background on segregation. I think it's a good story to show how there actually used to be times like that to younger children who don't experience situations like these that have happened.Classroom Extension Ideas:1) I would use this book to also touch on diversity issues. To show the children in the classroom that it doesn't matter what someone's skin color might be, or their hair color, or anything that we are all still people and we should all be treated with respect. 2) I would use this book to show the students the importance of never giving up. I would have them each think of one thing they want to do within the next week or when they are older. They would each make a goal and at the end of the year they would be given that paper back to see if they have achieved that goal.
kdhayes06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: This book tells of the journey of two brave men, Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. Jackie Robinson was the first black man to play on a white team in baseball. He fought a lot of racism and cruel treatment from both the fans and other players. Pee Wee Reese was a brave white man who befriended Jackie and stood up with him against the others. Personal: Jackie Robinson was an amazing athlete and brave man. It takes great courage to be the first at something and he faced true peril because he stepped out onto those fields. Kind of makes me ashamed to be scared of all the small things in life.Classroom extensions: Social Studies/History: A wonderful story to share during black history month or any time of the year. The World Series hits in October and could be brought into the classroom with this story.Friendship is an important skill to learn early on. It took great friendship and courage for Pee Wee Reese to stand up for Jackie Robinson.
lmaddux on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this story is inspirational, can be read when you know kids are having a hard time in classroom because of discrimination
BSmiles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:this book explains how there used to be 2 baseball leagues. The "Negro" league wasn't paid good and wasnt treated good. The White league was. The Dodgers manager didnt like prejudice so he looked for a player from the Negro league that could play in the white league. He found Jackie Robinson. his teammates didnt really like him. Pee Wee Reese did and ends up standing up for him and they become friends. Personal Reaction:I liked this book. I'm a sports fan so i always enjoy a sports book, especially a true one like this.Classroom Extention:1. Children can write about their friends2. children can explain a time when they stood up for someone
DushiyanthiMcCarley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book is about the Brooklyn Dodgers, which was a famous baseball team. The Dodgers manager Branch Rickey wanted the best possible players on his team regardless of skin color. he didn't believe in segregation. As he sought to find that player he found that person in the negro leagues. Jackie Robinson was that person and he was the first black player in a major league team. Jackie Robinson faced alot of harsh name calling from his team and from opposing teams. He even received threats on his life. in spite of it all he never gave up and made the Brooklyn Dodgers team. He faced abuse and hostility all season long and on the road he had to live by himself since he was not allowed in hotels. Pee Wee Reese felt differently about Jackie Robinson, he refused to sign a petitiion that would throw Robinson off the team. At a game in Ohio was Pee Wee Reese heard the fans yelling at Jackie, Pee Wee Reese decided to take a stand. He walked towards Robinson and put his arm around his shoulders and said to the world that Robinson was his team mate and he was standing by him. I liked this book since it has nice pictures. Even today people of color are sometimes treated differently which is sad. Extension ideas 1. I would have the students one or two other black people who were the first in that field. 2. Talk to the students about how they would feel if they were treated unfairly and have them write some of the emotions they would feel.
sarah_walker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿Teammates¿ explores the beginning of the friendship between Major League players Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. During the time of segregation, Branch Rickey chooses Jackie Robin as the sole black player for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie faced prejudice from the American public and couldn¿t stay in the same hotel as his team nor eat at the same restaurants. In a bold expression of acceptance, Pee Wee embraces Jackie in a way that transcends color boundaries and shocks the nation. ¿Teammates¿ is a perfect book to teach children a dark time in America¿s history. The beautifully illustrated pages include a mixture of hand drawn pictures and photographs. The styles of the illustrations help take the students back in time. ¿Teammates¿ not only teaches history but teaches the students about acceptance in the present world. Friendship is not based on one¿s skin color but on their character. I would ask the students to bring a picture of themselves and paste it in the middle of a piece of construction paper. Around the picture, I would have them use words from the newspaper and magazine to describe positive characteristics of themselves. For another activity, I would sit in a circle with the students. Starting with myself, I would look at the student to my right and say one positive thing about them. That person would then repeat my sentence and say something positive about their neighbor to the right. We would repeat this cycle until all of the students have had a chance to speak. This game would allow the children to think deeply about one another and know that people are made up of more than just skin color.
AuntKrissy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Illustrator Paul Bacon infuses artifacts such as newspaper copies, photographs, baseball cards, and a map throughout text to authenticate the time period. Golenbock has also written many other nonfictional books about baseball including "George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankee Empire;" and books about Mickey Mantel, The New York Yankees, Hank Aaron, Bobby Allison, and others.
eburkham on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Teammates is a biography about baseball, and Jackie Robinson¿s experience of being the first African American to play in the major leagues. There were many differences between the Negro league and the Major league of baseball. The Negro leagues had to sleep in their cars and were paid next to nothing. The major league players were allowed to stay in the fanciest hotels and were paid significantly more then the Negro league players. The Dodgers owner Branch Rickey was looking for a star player to play on his team. He found the player he wanted in Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson was the first African American player to try out for the white Major leagues. It was horrible in the beginning. When the team traveled he had to stay be himself because African Americans were not allowed to stay in the hotels. When other players tried to get him kicked off the team a man by the name of Peewee Reece refused to sign the petition. This said much because it was his position that Jackie Robinson may take over. When playing a game in the south the crowd was yelling and booing at Jackie Robinson. Peewee Reece walked out to Jackie and stood shoulder to shoulder and put his arm around Jackie. He stood up for Jackie and supported his efforts.I love this book. I like that it is a biography and tells the story of what Jackie Robinson went thru, but it was told in story form which made it more interesting then just reading the facts. I would use this book to study segregation. I would have my students write in their journals about the different things African Americans could not do.One day I would divide my classroom up into two groups. In the morning I would have one group be the ones that couldn¿t do certain act ivies or only play on certain parts of the playground. In the afternoon I would switch it around and then have my students reflect in their journal about how it made them feel.
risty More than 1 year ago
Book title and author: Teammates, Peter Golenbock Title of review: Teammates review Number of stars (1 to 5): 5 Introduction I never liked reading but this book kept me reading I didn¿t want to put it down. This is a fantastic book because it will teach you a lot about the Negro Leagues. It will teach you how the world of baseball got started. Description and summary of main points This book is about the negro baseball league. The manager of the Brooklyn dodgers was looking for a star player in the Negro league who was able to compete successfully. Rickey thought Jackie Robinson might be the man. Jackie got on a train and went Brooklyn. Evaluation I liked the book teammates because baseball is my favorite sport. Conclusion The book teammates is a really short book and it is a really fast read for everybody and if you like baseball this would be your book. Your final review I would give this book 5stars because it talks about how the negro league got started.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was shocked at the begining of the story because I think was very unfair the way he was treat because it does't matter the way we look outside, but the the way we are inside that count and when he was playing how hard and alone he must feeling,everybody screamed hateful things at him. He was brave!