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42 is not just a number / Doreen Rappaport.

Rappaport, Doreen, (author.). Jackson, JD, (narrator.).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Series Information

Candlewick on BrillianceAudio.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood JBIO ROBINSON (Text) 36626103887543 JUV Biographies Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536685220
  • Physical Description: 2 audio discs (2 hours, 11 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Grand Haven, Michigan] : Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, [2017]

Content descriptions

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.
Subject: Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972.
Baseball players > United States > Biography.
African American baseball players > Biography.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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