Fountaindale Public Library

Call him Jack, the story of Jackie Robinson, Black freedom fighter, Yohuru Williams and Michael G. Long - hardcover

"An enthralling, eye-opening portrayal of this barrier-breaking American hero as a lifelong, relentlessly proud fighter for Black justice and civil rights"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Our words -- Part one -- Foundations -- Taking the freedom train -- Throwing stones -- Stoking the fire -- Tarring Jim Crow -- Part two -- From college to the army -- Snatching sacks -- Banding with Black Bulldogs -- Resisting arrest -- Falling in love -- Fighting the army -- Part three -- Baseball -- Fueling the Negro Leagues -- Staring at Rickey -- Crushing the minors -- Becoming Jackie again -- Controlling his temper -- Straightening his back -- Kicking Jackie -- Winning the world series -- Part four -- Civil rights -- Marching for integrated schools -- Extinguishing hatred -- Backing the Birmingham students -- Marching on Washington -- Warring with Malcolm X -- Crashing the white man's party -- Part five -- Patriotism and family -- Defending peace and war -- Refusing to fly the flag -- Heading home -- Extra-inning facts -- Things to think about -- Timeline
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
228 pages, 24 cm

Library Locations

  • Fountaindale Library - Bolingbrook

    300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440, US