42 Is Not Just a Number

By Doreen Rappaport

“Explores some of the seminal events in Robinson’s life and the ballplayer’s feelings about them, ably profiling a groundbreaking athlete and a ‘one-person civil rights movement.’ ” — Publishers Weekly

Jackie Robinson’s athletic talents would have easily landed another man a career in pro sports, but such opportunities were closed to athletes like Jackie for one reason: his skin was the wrong color. Jackie settled for playing baseball in the Negro Leagues until 1946, when the manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers recruited him for a position that would cause him to face cruel and sometimes violent hatred and discrimination: Jackie Robinson was going to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball. In this compelling biography, award-winning author Doreen Rappaport chronicles the extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson and how his achievements won over — and changed — a segregated nation.

  • Now in paperback, a high-quality biography from a respected veteran writer of young nonfiction.
  • Doreen Rappaport is best-known as the author of the powerful picture book biography, Martin's Big Words, illustrated by Bryan Collier. This biography of Jackie Robinson makes a suitable and relevant complement.
  • In addition to her Candlewick nonfiction backlist, Doreen Rappaport is the author of the picture book biographies,Martin's Big Words; Helen's Big World; John's Secret Dreams; Eleanor: Quiet No More; Abe's Honest Words; Jack's Path of Courage; and others.

About the author

Doreen Rappaport is the author of more than fifty books for children, including Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust; Lady Liberty: A Biography, illustrated by Matt Tavares; and Martin’s Big Words, illustrated by Bryan Collier. Doreen Rappaport lives in upstate New York.

ISBN: 9781536206326
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Dimensions: 139 x 209mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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