Testing the Ice
Written by Sharon Robinson
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Baseball legend, Jackie Robinson, had a beautiful lake on his property in Connecticut. However, his children and their friends were nervous about skating on the frozen water.
Jackie always seemed to avoid the lake…that is, until he courageously stepped out to “test the ice” to ensure it was safe for the kids to skate. It was with that same courage and bravery that he stepped out broke the color barrier in baseball!
This true story, written by Robinson’s daughter, is a heart-warming story about a father overcoming his personal fears for the sake of his children. I love that it shows this, less often seen, side of the baseball legend! And, the artwork is amazing!! Read more >>
Originally posted on January 19, 2017.