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Title:

Keystone Kids
 

Authors:

Genres:

Sport
Coming of Age
Young Adult

Series:

The Brooklyn Dodgers Series
2

Editions:

# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1943-00-00 Harcourt Brace  

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Blurb: 
Written before Jackie Robinson made history with the read Dodgers in 1947, this book foreshadows the team's struggle to rise above prejudice. Brothers Bobby and Spike Russell, middle infielders, are brought up from the minors along with another Rookie, Jocko Klein. Jocko must endure discrimination and taunts from opponents, fans, and even his own teammates. The dissention within the team threatens the team's chances at winning the pennant, so the team as a whole and as individuals must face and overcome their bigotry in order to do well. The novel teaches a very important lesson about the destructive nature of prejudice.

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