42 is Not Just a Number by Doreen Rappaport audiobook

42 is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero

By Doreen Rappaport
Read by Doreen Rappaport  and JD Jackson

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio 9780763676247
2.16 Hours Unabridged
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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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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rappaport offers an engaging account of the man’s life and presents enough background information about American racism during the 1930s and 1940s to help young readers understand the depth of his courage and the magnitude of his achievement as ‘a one-person civil rights movement.’” Booklist
“A well-rounded and nuanced portrayal…An excellent biography that humanizes its legendary subject for middle schoolers.” School Library Journal
“Readers will be incensed by the animosity he faced and will be in awe of his courage and demeanor. They will come away with an understanding that Jackie Robinson led the way for the breakdown of racial barriers, not just in baseball but also in American society…Very readable and inspiring.” Children’s Literature

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Author Bio: Doreen Rappaport

Author Bio: Doreen Rappaport

Doreen Rappaport is the author of numerous award-winning nonfiction books for young readers. Beyond Courage, her most ambitious project, took five years to research and write. She lives in upstate New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 2.16
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English