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The Resource 42 Is Not Just a Number

42 Is Not Just a Number

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42 Is Not Just a Number
Title
42 Is Not Just a Number
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Summary
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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Rappaport, Doreen
Nature of contents
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Multi-Cultural
  • Sports & Recreations
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42 Is Not Just a Number
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OVERDRIVE:2c75f423-ace8-40cd-815c-59fa3302e3d2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780763697150
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
42 Is Not Just a Number
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2c75f423-ace8-40cd-815c-59fa3302e3d2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780763697150
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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