Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, changing the great American sport forever and inspiring future generations to emulate his courage, his commitment and his decency.
No other book about Jackie Robinson presents him as fully and truthfully as How to Be Like Jackie Robinson and none is as uplifting. Drawing on more than 1,100 interviews with Jackie's family and friends, his teammates and opponents, and the people whose lives he touched and shaped, Pat Williams shows how Jackie's life and the values he embodied serve as models for us all. Each example of Jackie's courage and character will inspire you to live each day with the same
commitment to decency and humanity.
"He had a fire in him. His whole life, he believed if things were wrong, he wanted to change them. He had a strong belief in himself and in what was right, and he was not going to tolerate injustices to people. Jackie Robinson couldn't stand being on the sidelines and being left out of the action."
-Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson
"Jackie Robinson was my hero. Jackie was a gifted athlete, but he was a man of integrity."
-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hall of Fame basketball player
"I loved Jackie Robinson. You remembered him if you ever met him. He had that kind of impression on you for the rest of your life. If you list the fifty or 100 most significant Americans of all time, Jackie Robinson has to be on the list."
-Dave Anderson, author and New York Times sports columnist