Sunday, September 3, 2017

MMGM: NEW RELEASES FOR YOUNG READERS

Welcome to Marvelous Middle Grade Monday where Middle Grade Mania spotlights new books for your young reader!
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42 IS NOT JUST A NUMBER
Doreen Rappaport
Candlewick Press
Ages 8 - 12
Release Date: September 5, 2017

Baseball, basketball, football — no matter the game, Jackie Robinson excelled. His 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. Settling for playing baseball in the Negro Leagues, Jackie chafed at the inability to prove himself where it mattered most: the major leagues. Then in 1946, Branch Rickey, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, recruited Jackie Robinson. Jackie faced cruel and sometimes violent hatred and discrimination, but he proved himself again and again, exhibiting courage, determination, restraint, and a phenomenal ability to play the game. 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.

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