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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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.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780763676247
Branch Call Number: GV865.R6 R37 2017 (BIOG) (JUV)
Characteristics: 119 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Forty-two is not just a number


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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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