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

Written & 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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Doreen Rappaport

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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ISBN:
9781536206326
Publication Date:
March 12, 2019
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1536206326
Accelerated Reader Points:
3.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
190574
ATOS Book Level:
7.0
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
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