Doreen Rappaport's 42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, PDF

By Doreen Rappaport

ISBN-10: 0763676241

ISBN-13: 9780763676247

ISBN-10: 1536685208

ISBN-13: 9781536685206

An eye-opening examine the lifestyles and legacy of Jackie Robinson, the guy who broke the colour barrier in significant League Baseball and have become an American hero.

Baseball, basketball, soccer — irrespective of the sport, Jackie Robinson excelled. His skills could have simply landed one other guy a occupation in professional activities, yet in the United States within the Nineteen Thirties and ’40s, such possibilities have been closed to athletes like Jackie for one cause: his dermis was once the inaccurate colour. Settling for enjoying baseball within the Negro Leagues, Jackie chafed on the lack of ability to turn out himself the place it mattered such a lot: the foremost leagues. Then in 1946, department Rickey, supervisor of the Brooklyn Dodgers, determined he was once going to damage the “rules” of segregation: he recruited Jackie Robinson. Fiercely made up our minds, Jackie confronted merciless and occasionally violent hatred and discrimination, yet he proved himself time and again, displaying braveness, restraint, and a wonderful skill to play the sport. during this compelling biography, award-winning writer Doreen Rappaport chronicles the intense lifetime of Jackie Robinson and the way his achievements gained over — and adjusted — a segregated nation.

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