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by Jessica McBirney

2017

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "How Jackie Robinson Changed Baseball" by Jessica McBirney.

In “How Jackie Robinson Changed Baseball,” Jessica McBirney discusses the life and accomplishments of Jackie Robinson, the first African American Major League baseball player.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Honor & Courage, and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?", "How does a person overcome adversity?", and "What makes a hero?"

Ways to support your child: