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Testing the ice : a true story about Jackie Robinson / by Sharon Robinson ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

Robinson, Sharon, 1950- (author.). Nelson, Kadir, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 22 of 24 copies available at SC LENDS.

Current holds

0 current holds with 24 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library E Robinson Sharon (Text) 22960000324532 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library E Robinson Sharon (Text) 22960000324540 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Anderson - Lander Memorial Branch E Robinson Sharon (Text) 22960000324557 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Anderson - Powdersville Branch E Robinson Sharon (Text) 26616615 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Anderson - Westside Branch E Robinson Sharon (Text) 22960000324565 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch E ROB OVRSZ (Text) 0530009498672 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Calhoun - Bookmobile E ROB (Text) 30102100491768 Bookmobile Available -
Cherokee - Gaffney Library J B ROB (Text) 33636001477993 Juvenile Biography Available -
Chester - Great Falls Branch E ROB (Text) 35301007760888 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Chester - Lewisville Branch E ROB (Text) 35301007760870 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780545052511
  • ISBN: 0545052513
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2009.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
As a testament to his courage, Jackie Robinson's daughter shares memories of him, from his baseball career to the day he tests the ice for her, her brothers, and their friends. -- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 7-10.
Grades 2-5.
800L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 3.9 0.5 133638
Awards Note:
South Carolina Picture Book Award nominee 2011-2012.
Subject: Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 > Juvenile fiction.
Courage > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Baseball stories.
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 > Fiction.
Courage > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Baseball > Fiction.
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Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction. She has also written several widely praised nonfiction books about her father, including Jackie's Nine: Becoming Your Best Self and Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America.


Kadir Nelson illustrated two Caldecott Honor Books: Moses and Henry's Freedom Box. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange won the Coretta Scott King Award. Will Smith’s Just the Two of Us won an NAACP Image Award, and his new book, We are the Ship continues to garner major awards. Nelson showed artistic talent at age 3 and began working in oils by age 16. He lives with his family in San Diego, California.


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