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42 IS NOT JUST A NUMBER The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero

by | Read by JD Jackson, Doreen Rappaport

Children Ages 10+ • 2.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Much has been written on Jackie Robinson's groundbreaking career and legacy, but it's nice to see a well-done synopsis covering the highlights of his life for young people. Narrator JD Jackson carries the story as he conveys the importance of Robinson's life without overdramatization. It covers Robinson's growing up, time in the Army, and deliberate recruitment for the purpose of breaking Major League baseball's color barrier. Jackson gives various players, coaches, and individuals--including Robinson's wife, Rachel--slight accents. His steady, animated narration reflects the well-researched book and is sure to hold the attention of both young and older listeners. M.B. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2017]

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2017

CD ISBN 978-1-5366-8520-6 $24.99 • Two CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-5366-8521-3 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2017

CD ISBN 978-1-5366-8522-0 $49.97 • Two CDs

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