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 — regardless of the sport, Jackie Robinson excelled. His abilities could have simply landed one other guy a profession in professional activities, yet in the US within the Nineteen Thirties and ’40s, such possibilities have been closed to athletes like Jackie for one cause: his pores and skin used to be 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 so much: the most important leagues. Then in 1946, department Rickey, supervisor of the Brooklyn Dodgers, made up our minds he used to be going to wreck 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 repeatedly, showing braveness, restraint, and a fantastic skill to play the sport. during this compelling biography, award-winning writer Doreen Rappaport chronicles the extreme lifetime of Jackie Robinson and the way his achievements received over — and adjusted — a segregated nation.
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42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero by Doreen Rappaport