The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend by Sharon Robinson

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The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend Read Online Free - Based on the true story of a boy in Brooklyn who became neighbors and friends with his hero, Jackie Robinson.

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. His hero, Jackie Robinson, broke the color barrier in baseball the year before.

Then it happens--Steve's new neighbor is none other than Jackie Robinson! 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?

Title : The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend
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ISBN : 0545804515
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 208 pages


Brina rated it ★★★★☆

June 15, 2016

One of my reading themes this year is reading quality middle grade kids books. Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson is the fictionalized account of the friendship between her father Jackie and nine-year-old Stephen Satlow. We go back in time to 1948 Brooklyn where all the kids drank egg creams, play...

Amanda rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 16, 2016

I had higher expectations for this book. There is no plot, just kind of some stuff that sort-of-ish maybe happened in real life. I thought maybe there would be some struggle to accept Jackie Robinson because of his race, but no conflict, no choices made. Which is fine, great for these people bein...

Julie rated it ★★★★☆

April 22, 2016

While the adult in me was frustrated by the lack of plot (as another reviewer noted), I know kids (mostly boys, about age 7 to 10) will like this quick, based-in-real-life read. The author, Sharon Robinson, is the daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson, and the book is based on the true frien...

Montserrat rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2017

THE HERO TWO DOORS DOWN I have read this book and it is really good I love it. It is about a boy and a baseball legend that are friends, the boy is living in a place and then they move and they tell him that Jackie Robinson (his inspiration ) is living two doors down and they are friends and if you...

Kristin rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 01, 2016

Great story poorly executed. I was excited because my students read a Jackie Robinson book in tri 3 but I can only recommend this with reservations. It has a very "after school special" feel. The characters sound nothing like any person I know in their speech patterns. I will cautiously put it in...

Reading is my Escape rated it ★★★☆☆

January 27, 2018

I read this book to the students in my Sunshine State Club. It's the story of a boy (Stephen) living two doors down from his hero, Jackie Robinson in Brooklyn in the year 1948. The book was written by Sharon Robinson (Jackie's daughter) and is based on "the true story of a friendship between a bo...

Ryan rated it ★★★★★

February 25, 2018

What I liked about this book is that it was about baseball and I love baseball. This book showed how bad and mean people were to different races a long time ago. Jackie Robinson was a hero to many and all he wanted to do was play baseball and he wouldn't let anything stop him. I also liked that J...

Alice rated it ★★★★★

July 18, 2016

This powerful story based on real events brings the legend of Jackie Robinson right into a Brooklyn neighborhood, just two houses away from Steve, a Dodgers fan. When a black family moves into their Jewish neighborhood, the neighbors aren't sure how they feel. No strangers to prejudice, the Jewis...

Aaron rated it ★★★★★

October 13, 2016

This book is really, REAlly, REALLY good. (I'm not even gonna bother typing the title of the story.) The relationship between Stephen Satlow and Jackie Robinson is probably the best friendship between a baseball legend and a normal 8-9 year old boy. I loved the fact that Stephen's family welcomes...

Alexa rated it ★★★★★

October 12, 2016

The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson is an amazing book. This book is really interesting because the book is written by Sharon Robinson which is Jackie Robinson's daughter. I really liked this book because it is based on a true story of a little boy who knew Jackie Robinson and his family....

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