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The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship between a Boy and a Baseball Legend

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  • Item #: NTS580451
  • ISBN13: 9780545804516
  • Format: Hardcover Book
  • Pages: 208
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Genre:
    Historical Fiction
  • Weight (lbs):0.67300
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  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Grades: 4 - 7
  • Lexile® Measure: 640LL
  • DRA Level: 40-50
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Based on the true story of a boy in Brooklyn who became neighbors and friends with his hero, Jackie Robinson.

The year is 1948, and the place is Brooklyn, New York. Stephen Satlow, a local Jewish boy, is an avid Brooklyn Dodgers' fan but a mediocre athlete, at best. When Jackie Robinson moves into his predominantly Jewish neighborhood and befriends Steve, his status changes instantly.

Their bond deepens when Jackie commits a well-intentioned blunder. He mistakenly gives Steve's family a Christmas tree. As the tension clears, acceptance of Jackie's gift of the tree becomes symbolic of two families from different religious and cultural backgrounds finding common ground. The friendship between the two families grows over the next few decades, when enormous social changes sweep the nation.

Contributor:

Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction. She has also written several widely praised nonfiction books about her father, including Jackie's Nine: Becoming Your Best Self and Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America.

The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship between a Boy and a Baseball Legend

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