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42 is not just a number [electronic resource] : The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero. Doreen Rappaport.

42 is not just a number The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero.

Rappaport, Doreen. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780763697150 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2017.

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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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Text Difficulty 6 - Text Difficulty 8
1010 Lexile.
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Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1292 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Juvenile Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Sports & Recreations.
Genre: Electronic books.
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