42 Is Not Just a Number The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero
42 Is Not Just a Number The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero
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42 Is Not Just a Number The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero

Written and illustrated by Doreen Rappaport
Published by Candlewick Press
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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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781536206326
    Publication Date
    March 12, 2019
    Page Count
    128
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1536206326
    ATOS® Book Level
    7
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    3
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    190574
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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