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42 Is Not Just a Number

42 Is Not Just a Number

[9781536685206]
UNABRIDGED CD Brilliance Audio
Rappaport, Doreen (Author)
Jackson, J. D. (Read by)
Rappaport, Doreen (Read by)
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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.

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Product Details

Format: Unabridged
Binding: Compact Disc
Playtime: 120 (in Minutes)
Media Count: 02
Release Date: 9/5/2017
Language: ENG -

Categories

Genre: JUV
Catagory \ Spine Label: JUV
Subjects: Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation | Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage | People & Places - United States - African-American
Dewey Decimal: JUV
Audience Age: 09 - 12
Audience Grade: 04 - 07
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