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The Hero Two Doors Down - Online Book Club


Welcome to our online book club for grades 3 - 5! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson (as in Jackie Robinson's daughter!).


Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flier for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!


Kits are ready to pick up! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!


All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!


"The Hero Two Doors Down" by Sharon Robinson

“Based on the true story of a boy in Brooklyn who became neighbors and friends with his hero, Jackie Robinson. Stephen 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. Steve knows this is wrong. 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?”


*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*


More about the author, Jackie Robinson, and the book:


Sharon Robinson’s website: http://www.sharonrobinsonink.com/


Jackie Robinson’s legacy website: https://jackierobinson.com/


UNICEF’s website: https://www.unicef.org/


Archie Comics’ website: https://archiecomics.com/


More about the L17 war plane:

http://www.warbirdalley.com/L17.htm


Encyclopedia Britannica’s page on Judaism:

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Judaism


Included as well: A word search, a crossword puzzle, and a papercraft airplane!


Like The Hero Two Doors Down? Sharon Robinson has written other books about her father, including Testing the Ice. Check it out!






We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at swantonpl@gmail.com, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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