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

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By Doreen Rappaport, JD Jackson (Read by), Doreen Rappaport (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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781536685213
ISBN-10: 1536685216
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Language: English