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Child of the dream : a memoir of 1963 / by Sharon Robinson.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library J 973.9209 ROB (Text) 33500013127576 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 973.9209 ROB (Text) 33500013127568 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338282801
  • ISBN: 1338282808
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"In January of 1963, Sharon Robinson turned thirteen the night before George Wallace declared on national television 'segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever' in his inauguration for governor of Alabama. That was the start of a year that would become one of the most pivotal years in the history of America. As the daughter of Jackie Robinson, Sharon had incredible access to some of the most important events of the era, including her family hosting several fundraisers for Martin Luther King Jr. at their home in Connecticut, other Civil Rights heroes of the day calling Jackie Robinson for advice and support, and even attending the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs. But Sharon was also dealing with her own personal problems like going through puberty, being one of the only black children in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood, and figuring out her own role in the fight for equality. This memoir follows Sharon as she goes through that incredible year of her life"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 8 to 12.
Grades: 4 to 6.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    Honoring her father Jackie's legacy has been the focus of much of Robinson's work; Jackie's Nine (2001) and Promises to Keep (2004) both highlighted his barrier-breaking baseball career. Her latest, however, is a memoir focused on her own point of view during a pivotal year of the civil rights era—a year in which Sharon coincidentally became a teenager. At the Robinson family's Connecticut home, the ballplayer's three children are protected from the worst aspects of racism and segregation in America. Nevertheless, Sharon often feels different as one of the few black girls in her neighborhood. When violence erupts in Alabama during the children's march, she is moved to act, participating in her parents' efforts to raise funds for Martin Luther King Jr.—all the while taking care of her horse, experiencing crushes, and attending summer camp. Robinson takes a novelistic approach to her story, firmly rooting it in a young person's perspective. An inspiring tale of personal struggle, this should engage readers who enjoy history and learning about social progress. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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: Jackie Robinson's Values to Live By and Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America.

Subject: Robinson, Sharon, 1950- > Childhood and youth > Juvenile literature.
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 > Family > Juvenile literature.
Robinson, Sharon, 1950-
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 > Family.
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972.
Robinson, Sharon, 1950-
African American girls > Connecticut > Stamford > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Coming of age > Connecticut > Stamford > Juvenile literature.
Stamford (Conn.) > Race relations > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Teenage girls > Stamford (Conn.) > Biography.
African Americans > Stamford (Conn.) > Biography.
Stamford (Conn.) > Race relations > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century.
African American girls.
African Americans > Civil rights.
Coming of age.
Race relations.
Connecticut > Stamford.
Genre: Biography.
Juvenile works.

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