Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson
Robinson, Sharon. (2009) Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Scholastic.
This is true story about Robinson -- testing the ice with a sense of courage despite the fact that he could not swim, all in order to make sure the ice was safe for the children. Kadir Nelson's brilliant illustrations were inspired by photographs from the Robinson family albums. Team the book with a warm hat, scarf, and gloves and head to the local ice skating rink or pond.
December 18, 2009