Born in 1919

Fred Korematsu and Jackie Robinson

From the Set 21st Century Skills Library

Born in 1919--learn how civil rights activist Fred Korematsu stood up against injustices to Japanese Americans and how professional baseball player Jackie Robinson challenged segregation. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Economic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 306.0973
Lexile 940L
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
Guided Reading Level X
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534159198), Paperback (9781534161498), PDF (9781534160347), ePub (9781534166110), Hosted ebook (9781534162648), Kindle (9781534164765)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

Booklist Reviews - Fred Korematsu and Jackie Robinson

This volume introduces two individuals, born in 1919, who faced and fought against racial hostility and discrimination. In 1942, when more than 100,000 Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps, Fred Korematsu resisted. He fought the federal order in court and lost in 1944. In 1983, that decision was overturned. Jackie Robinson stood up to racial discrimination in his childhood neighborhood, at college, and in the U.S. Army. Later, as the first Black player in Major League Baseball, he earned wide respect by enduring racial hatred with dignity and playing brilliantly. This dual biography from the Parallel Lives series (8 titles) spotlights the experiences and achievements of two historically significant contemporaries in order to give young readers insights into the issues, the challenges, and the tenor of their times. Illustrated with period photos and enhanced by a useful time line, here is a concise, informative introduction to the parallel lives of Fred Korematsu and Jackie Robinson, two Californians who experienced racial segregation and prejudice in America, fought those injustices with intelligence and courage, and made a significant difference.

Author: Julie Knutson

  • Welcome to 1919
  • Fred Korematsu (b. January 30 1919)
  • Jackie Robinson (b. January 31 1919)
  • Timeline
  • Research and Act
  • Further Reading
  • Glossary
  • Index
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Table of contents
Timeline of key events
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs