This book is an inspiring sports biography of Jackie Robinson, who was not only a natural at football, basketball, and baseball, but was also the first black player to break the color barrier in major league baseball. Series Information With straightforward language and illustrations on nearly every page, the Who Was...? series invites kids to explore history by learning about key figures from politics, sports, music, literature, and more. Each book tells the story of a person's life and major accomplishments, and discusses the historic events that shaped his or her world. The books also include timelines, bibliographies, and suggestions for further research.