42 is not just a number / Doreen Rappaport.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Greenwood PL - Greenwood||JBIO ROBINSON (Text)||36626103887543||JUV New Biographies||Checked out||01/02/2018|
- ISBN: 9781536685220
- Physical Description: 2 audio discs (2 hours, 11 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: [Grand Haven, Michigan] : Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, 
|General Note:|| Compact discs.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Performed by JD Jackson and Doreen Rappaport.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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. Histalents 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.
|Target Audience Note:|| Middle grade nonfiction.
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|Subject:||Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972.
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