Jackie Robinson

Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Art class
Project by KG

Jackie was born January 31, 1919 and died October 24, 1972

Significant Events in History that Affected Jackie's Life

  • Racism  
  • Cruelty
  • Also lived through world war II  

Jackie's Childhood

Jackie's life was hard he was treated unfair because he had a different skin color. He was the youngest of  5 children. He only had his mom and his brothers and sisters. Jackie's childhood was so hard he joined a gang. He was always in trouble. Jackie's brother Frank got him out of the gang and told him to play sports. He was so good he went to collage at UCLA for four years.



People Who Influenced Jackie's life

There was not very many people who influence Jackie's life but there was one and it was his big brother Frank. Frank introduced Jackie to sports and Jackie always looked up to him.


Unique facts...

  • Religion was a big part of his life
  • He only had his mom his dad left when he was little
  • Jackie spent four years in collage
  • His number is the only one retired in the game of baseball
  • The MLB has a day in his honor



  1. First African American to play in the major leagues
  2. The got to plat at UCLA with white kids
  3. He made the National League all-star team  
  4. He was the first African American to be inducted into the baseball hall of fame  

The theme of Jackie's  life was...

Was don't take anything from anybody and do what you love and have the guts not to fight back.  

Jackie's words of advice and what he has taught me...

  • I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me.. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.   
  • A life is not important except in the impact it has on other's life.
  • baseball is like a poker game, nobody wants to quit when he's winning; nobody want to quit when your ahead.  

Before I read this biography I knew how much baseball meant to me but know I want to work harder practice harder and never give up. that is how much Jackie influenced me.  

Work Cited

Joshua E. Hanft illustrated by Pablo Marcos, Baronet Books, New York, New York

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