Jackie Robinson: American Hero
As the first black man to play major league baseball, his progress monumentally influenced the desegregation of baseball. Because of this, Robinson became an icon for not only the sport of baseball, but also for the civil -rights movement. Featuring photos throughout, this biography will be a sports tale and a history lesson.
Jackie’s Nine: Jackie Robinson’s Values to Live By
To millions of people, Jackie Robinson is a sports and civil rights hero. To Sharon Robinson, he’s all that and Dad. From the unique perspective that only a daughter could have, she guides readers through the nine heart-felt, hard-won values that helped Jackie achieve his goals. Included are compelling autobiographical passages by both Robinsons, as well as powerful profiles of people like Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan who carry on Robinson’s legacy.
Testing the Ice: A True Story about Jackie Robinson
Sharon Robinson, the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, has crafted a heartwarming, true story about growing up with her father.
When Jackie Robinson retires from baseball and moves his family to Connecticut, the beautiful lake on their property is the center of everyone’s fun. The neighborhood children join the Robinson kids for swimming and boating. But oddly, Jackie never goes near the water.
In a dramatic episode that first winter, the children beg to go ice skating on the lake. Jackie says they can go—but only after he tests the ice to make sure it’s safe. The children prod and push to get Jackie outside, until hesitantly, he finally goes. Like a blind man with a stick…
Sharon Robinson is the educational consultant for Major League Baseball. She manages Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life a baseball-themed national character education curriculum that helps empower students to face obstacles in their lives. The program includes a national essay contest for students in grades 4-9 and throughout MLB’s RBI program…Ms. Robinson is also the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction. She has written several widely praised books about her father, baseball legend Jackie Robinson…
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