42 Is Not Just a Number

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42 Is Not Just a Number
Written by Doreen Rappaport
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763676241
ISBN-13: 9780763676247
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42 Is Not Just a Number
The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero

author: Doreen Rappaport

Baseball, basketball, football — no matter the game, Jackie Robinson excelled. His 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. Settling for playing baseball in the Negro Leagues, Jackie chafed at the inability to prove himself where it mattered most: the major leagues. Then in 1946, Branch Rickey, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, recruited Jackie Robinson. Jackie faced cruel and sometimes violent hatred and discrimination, but he proved himself again and again, exhibiting courage, determination, restraint, and a phenomenal ability to play the game. 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.

An eye-opening look at the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and became an American hero.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763676241 /  9780763676247
on sale date:
09/2017
type/format:
Non-Fiction / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
128 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
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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