In the early 1950s, legendary baseball hero Jackie Robinson literally "tested the ice" for his kids who so eagerly wanted to skate on the frozen lake near their home. Under Sharon Robinson's skillful authorship and Kadir Nelson's vivid illustrations, Testing the Ice also becomes a stunning metaphor for her father's remarkable racial breakthrough.
The family spent many summers enjoying the lake by their home, but no matter how hard the kids tried, Jackie would not get into the water. In the winter, when the water froze, the kids decided they wanted to go ice-skating. Reluctantly, Jackie agreed to join them and trepidly maneuvers the ice to make sure it is safe for the kids.
The illustrations in the book are stunning--it's as if they leap off of the page and suck you in. The book is a wonderfully inspirational story that all ages will enjoy.
One (1) winner will receive a Testing the Ice prize pack!
Kidorable Hat, Glove & Scarf set (random styles)
copy of Testing the Ice
Four (4) additional winners will receive a copy of the book!