Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 2013 - Sixty-six years after Jackie Robinson debuted as major league baseball’s first African American ball player, Jackie Robinson Day is being celebrated all over the country on April 15, 2013. JuJu, GiGi and JoJo Sabra are also celebrating with the release of their new book, “42 Fun Facts About Jackie Robinson - A Biography By Kids For Kids” and offering free downloads all week long.
April 15, 2013 Jackie Robinson Day Hits A Homerun
* ‘42’ the movie hit #1 with $27.2 million in box office sales in its opening weekend, far exceeding Warner Brothers’ initial goals.
* Over half the audience were women, including moms and young children.
* Harrison Ford, who played Dodger’s general manager Branch Rickey in ‘42’ the movie, will throw tonight's’ first pitch in the Dodgers-Padres game.
* All major league baseball players throughout the country will be wearing No. 42 in Jackie’s honor.
Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day with a FREE Jackie Robinson Book For Kids
‘42 Fun Facts About Jackie Robinson - A Biography By Kids For Kids’’ is available through Amazon.com. During the week of it’s official launch (April 15 - 19, 2013), the book will be available FREE in digital format for Kindle readers. Download at http://makinghistoryfun.com/jackie
Kids can enjoy little unknown facts about Jackie Robinson in this simple 32-page book, such as
* He was a legend on and off the field!
* He was the first student to letter in four-sports at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), and baseball was his least favorite sport!
* He was the first to receive a Rookie of the Year award by the Major League Baseball,
* and much more!
BONUS: Free coloring pages of all the illustrations in the book can be downloaded with the purchase of this book.
Unlike other Jackie Robinson biographies, this is the first book written BY kids FOR kids. JuJu, GiGi and JoJo Sabra (12, 11 and 9 years old) were inspired to learn more about Jackie Robinson after seeing the commercials for ‘42’ the movie. MLB.com’s youngest professional blogger, Matt Nadel (14 years old) wrote the Foreword.
JuJu Sabra shares, “My sisters and I learned so much about the civil rights movement from the eyes of Jackie Robinson. So, we know this project is already a success. But, one thing's for sure; we learned that we can never rout for the Boston Red Sox, or the Yankees again. Raised in Connecticut, my sisters and I were Red Sox fans mostly because they’re the underdogs to the infamous Yankees, which our family loves. Now, proud L.A. residents and thanks to Jackie, our only team is the Dodgers! Don’t understand why? Read our book to find out!”
About the Sabra Sisters:
JuJu, GiGi and JoJo Sabra are homeschooled by their mom, a biologist and public health administrator who left her career to raise a family. Their mom blends STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into all the girl’s daily activities and explorations. The Sabra Sisters have become award-winning inventors, professional bloggers, information product developers, website designers, coders, and best-selling Kindle authors while still tweens. History was their least favorite subject until they started writing biographies at http://MakingHistoryFun.com
Los Angeles, CA