42 Is Not Just a Number The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero Book
42 Is Not Just a Number The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero Book
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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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  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Pages: 128
  • Book Type: chapter
  • Publication Date: March 12, 2019
  • ISBN: 1536206326
  • ISBN 13: 978-1536206326
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