By Doreen Rappaport

An eye-opening examine the existence 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 skills might have simply landed one other guy a profession in professional activities, yet in the USA within the Thirties and ’40s, such possibilities have been closed to athletes like Jackie for one cause: his epidermis used to be 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 main 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 time and again, displaying braveness, restraint, and a fantastic skill to play the sport. during this compelling biography, award-winning writer Doreen Rappaport chronicles the intense lifetime of Jackie Robinson and the way his achievements gained over — and adjusted — a segregated nation.

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