Breaking Barriers: Story of Jackie Robinson (Tangled History)
In an immersive, exciting narrative nonfiction format, this powerful book follows a selection of people who experienced the events surrounding the breaking of the color barrier in baseball.
These simple books tell the stories of American tragedies through the perspectives of those who witnessed them. This format keeps the stories factual and interesting. Each person's account is broken up into smaller pieces and the book hops from perspective to perspective while following the timeline, allowing readers to "see" the event from several angles. It has a historical fiction feel that keeps readers captivated, but without adding in characters that weren't actually there. The language is fairly simple and accompanied by photographs, making these stories accessible to younger students. I really enjoyed reading these, and I'm sure your student will too. 112 softcover pages each. - Laura