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42 Is Not Just a Number

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42 Is Not Just a Number
Written by Doreen Rappaport
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781536206326
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42 Is Not Just a Number
The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero

author: Doreen Rappaport

Jackie Robinson’s athletic talents would have easily landed another man a career in pro sports, but such opportunities were closed to athletes like Jackie for one reason: his skin was the wrong color. Jackie settled for playing baseball in the Negro Leagues until 1946, when the manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers recruited him for a position that would cause him to face cruel and sometimes violent hatred and discrimination: Jackie Robinson was going to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball. In this compelling biography, award-winning author Doreen Rappaport chronicles the extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson and how his achievements won over — and changed — a segregated nation.

“Explores some of the seminal events in Robinson’s life and the ballplayer’s feelings about them, ably profiling a groundbreaking athlete and a ‘one-person civil rights movement.’ ” — Publishers Weekly
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Non-Fiction / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
128 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Biography & Autobiography; People & Places;
author’s comments:
Doreen Rappaport is the author of more than fifty books for children, including Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust; Lady Liberty: A Biography, illustrated by Matt Tavares; and Martin’s Big Words, illustrated by Bryan Collier. Doreen Rappaport lives in upstate New York.
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