Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson
By Sharon Robinson
Paperback, 40 pages
List price: $16.99
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A True Story About Jackie Robinson
In the early 1950s, legendary baseball hero Jackie Robinson literally "tested the ice" for his kids who so eagerly wanted to skate on the frozen lake near their home. Under Sharon Robinson's skillful authorship and Kadir Nelson's vivid illustrations, TESTING THE ICE also becomes a stunning metaphor for her father's remarkable racial breakthrough.
Sharon did a wonderful job sharing her father’s memory and his legend of being the famous first negro Major League Baseball player. Kadir Nelson did a superb job with the illustrations in Testing the Ice as well. The drawings are eye-popping, bold and colorful. In my opinion it is a great book to read aloud in a group setting, or silently on your own.
Watch a video featuring author Sharon Robinson & illustrator Kadir Nelson:
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Disclaimer: Thanks to Scholastic, Inc. I received a copy of Testing the Ice by Robinson/Nelson to review.