By Doreen Rappaport
An eye-opening examine the existence and legacy of Jackie Robinson, the fellow 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 might have simply landed one other guy a profession in professional activities, yet in the United States within the Nineteen Thirties and ’40s, such possibilities have been closed to athletes like Jackie for one cause: his pores and skin was once the inaccurate 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 damage the “rules” of segregation: he recruited Jackie Robinson. Fiercely decided, Jackie confronted merciless and occasionally violent hatred and discrimination, yet he proved himself many times, showing braveness, restraint, and a gorgeous 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 gained 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