This full-color comprehensive biography will feature everything there is to know about this inspiring American hero. This book explores what led up to Robinson's signing and what happened after. As the first black man to play major league baseball, his progress monumentally influenced the desegregation of baseball. Because of this, Robinson became an icon for not only the sport of baseball, but also for the civil -rights movement. Featuring photos throughout, this biography will be a sports tale and a history lesson while also provide many more Robinson details, introducing him to a new generation of readers.