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42 is Not Just a Number


Author: Doreen  RAPPAPORT
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Subject/Category: Gr. 5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2018
ISBN: 9780763676247
Review: Short chapters chronicle the inspiring life of Jackie Robinson, from his early years, to his time in the army, and later playing baseball in the Negro Leagues. The author deals forthrightly with race issues and vividly portrays the perseverance, courage, and self-control it took for Robinson to achieve his success while enduring fierce hatred and discrimination, and eventually breaking through the color barrier. Extensive reference information is included.

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