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42 Is Not Just a Number : The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero (MP3-CD) (Doreen Rappaport)

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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.

Baseball, basketball, football—no matter the game, Jackie Robinson excelled. His talents would have easily landed another man a career in pro sports, but in America in the 1930s and ’40s, 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, decided he was going to break the “rules” of segregation: he recruited Jackie Robinson. Fiercely determined, Jackie faced cruel and sometimes violent hatred and discrimination, but he proved himself again and again, exhibiting courage, 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.

Number of Pages: 1210
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Doreen Rappaport
Language: English
Street Date: September 5, 2017
TCIN: 52815566
UPC: 9781536685213
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-3677
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