The Hero Two Doors Down

by Sharon Robinson
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    • Grades: 3 - 6
    • Ages: 8 - 12
    • Format: Paperback Book
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Short Summary
A young sports fan gets the chance of a lifetime when baseball star Jackie Robinson becomes his next-door neighbor…and his friend! Based on a true story.
Some mature content.

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Steven Satlow is an eight-year-old boy living in Brooklyn, New York, which means he only cares about one thing—the Dodgers. Steve and his father spend hours reading the sports pages and listening to games on the radio. Aside from an occasional run-in with his teacher, life is pretty simple for Steve.

But then Steve hears a rumor that an African American family is moving to his all-Jewish neighborhood. It's 1948 and some of his neighbors are against it. Then it happens—Steve's new neighbor is none other than Jackie Robinson, the player who broke the color barrier in baseball the year before!

Steve is beyond excited about living two doors down from the Robinson family. He can't wait to meet Jackie. This is going to be the best baseball season yet! How many kids ever get to become friends with their hero?
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Product Details

    • Grades: 3 - 6
    • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-545-94023-8