At a time when American blacks and whites were kept apart in most aspects of their lives, one man's courage and talent changed sports history. Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseball. Even when racist insults exploded from the stands, Robinson kept his focus on the game and earned the world's admiration. For the rest of his life, Jackie Robinson continued to speak out for equality and civil rights. In this exciting biography, young readers will learn about our nation's trailblazing baseball hero.