42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, by Doreen Rappaport

By Doreen Rappaport

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 abilities may have simply landed one other guy a occupation in seasoned activities, yet in the United States within the Thirties and ’40s, such possibilities have been closed to athletes like Jackie for one cause: his dermis was once the incorrect 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 key leagues. Then in 1946, department Rickey, supervisor of the Brooklyn Dodgers, made up our minds he was once going to wreck the “rules” of segregation: he recruited Jackie Robinson. Fiercely decided, Jackie confronted merciless and infrequently violent hatred and discrimination, yet he proved himself repeatedly, showing 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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