Promises To Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America

Promises To Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America

by Sharon Robinson


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Promises To Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America by Sharon Robinson

A warm, intimate portrait of Jackie Robinson, America's sports icon, told from the unique perspective of a unique insider: his only daughter.

Sharon Robinson shares memories of her famous father in this warm loving biography of the man who broke the color barrier in baseball. Jackie Robinson was an outstanding athlete, a devoted family man and a dedicated civil rights activist. The author explores the fascinating circumstances surrounding Jackie Robinson's breakthrough. She also tells the off-the-field story of Robinson's hard-won victories and the inspiring effect he had on his family, his community. . . his country! Includes never-before-published letters by Jackie Robinson, as well as photos from the Robinson family archives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439425926
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2004
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 84,744
Product dimensions: 9.52(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction. She has also written several widely praised nonfiction books about her father, including JACKIE'S NINE: BECOMING YOUR BEST SELF and PROMISES TO KEEP: HOW JACKIE ROBINSON CHANGED AMERICA.

Table of Contents

A Black and White World8
Signs of Hope10
A Determined Pair18
1945: A Changing World22
Why My Father?28
Play Ball!30
A Civil Rights Champion50
Jackie Robinson's Legacy58

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