42 Is Not Just A Number

42 Is Not Just A Number

The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero

Book - 2017
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A revelatory portrait of the life and legacy of the heroic baseball legend explores how, despite his amazing athletic abilities, he was challenged to break the color barrier and overcome significant discrimination in order to play in Major League Baseball.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press ; 2017
ISBN: 9780763676247
Branch Call Number: Ju B Rob


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Ms_Gaye Feb 06, 2018

This short biography contains simple yet powerful text about the challenges Jackie Robinson faced.

ArapahoeBridget Jul 27, 2017

A quick read, I really liked that this focused as much on Jackie's willingness to explicitly fight back against racism as it did on his sports prowess. It seems like a lot of what's written for kids about well know African Americans from our past is about their willingness to work together and turn the other cheek, but it's really useful and important to see these people as individuals, not martyrs or sanitized figures. Jackie Robinson was remarkable for many reasons, and I learned a lot about the ways that he fought racism aside from his diligent and tireless work on the baseball field.


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