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The Hero Two Doors Down: A Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend

By Sharon Robinson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545804516 Hardcover
208 Pages | 5.79" x 8.53" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545804530 Ebook
208 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

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 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.

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Praise for The Hero Two Doors Down:

“The story is just as down-to-earth and remarkable as the actual baseball star…" —Kirkus Reviews