42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero - Doreen Rappaport
42 Is Not Just a Number (Candlewick, $15.99): it’s a lasting emblem of the strength and character of one of America’s greatest athletes, Jackie Robinson. As the first professional baseball player of color, Robinson displayed resilience in the face of myriad challenges. Starting from his childhood, Doreen Rappaport details the racism and prejudice Robinson faced as a black man, a member of the Armed Forces, and an athlete. This account of the extraordinary life of a baseball great is the perfect read for sports fans, history lovers, and social justice activists. Ages 8-12.