The hero two doors down : based on the true story of friendship between a boy and a baseball legend
|Format:||Print Book 2016.|
|Availability:||Available at 23 Libraries 29 of 34 copies|
Based on the true story of a Brooklyn boy's friendship with his hero, Jackie Robinson.
The year is 1948, and the place is Brooklyn, NY. 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 wellintentioned 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.
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-- Juvenile fiction.
Satlow, Steve -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile fiction.
Robinson, Jackie, -- 1919-1972 -- Fiction.
Satlow, Steve -- Childhood and youth -- Fiction.
Baseball players -- Juvenile fiction.
Discrimination in housing -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Christmas trees -- Juvenile fiction.
Baseball -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Jews -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Flatbush (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
Flatbush (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :2016.
202 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm