Schedule your author visit with: Phil Bildner
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, Jackie Robinson's Values to Live By, and Promises to Keep: How JackieRobinson Changed America.
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About the Featured Book:
A High Five for Glenn Burke
An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.
In January 1963, Sharon Robinson turns thirteen the night before George Wallace declares on national television "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" in his inauguration speech as governor of Alabama. It is the beginning of a year that will change the course of American history.
As the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, Sharon has opportunities that most people would never dream of experiencing. Their family hosts multiple fund-raisers at their home in Connecticut for the work that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is doing. Sharon sees her first concert after going backstage at the Apollo Theater. And her whole family attends the March for Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
But things don't always feel easy for Sharon. She is one of the only black children in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood. Her older brother, Jackie Robinson Jr., is having a hard time to live up to his father's famous name, causing some rifts in the family. And Sharon feels isolated - struggling to find her role in the civil rights movement that is taking place across the country.
This is the story of how one girl finds her voice in the fight for justice and equality.
Available Date for School Visit: February 28th
Available Time for School Visit: Coming Soon
Grades: Middle Grade (5th - 8th grades)
Presentation Time: Coming Soon
Audience Requirements: 100+ Students
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