Promises to keep : how Jackie Robinson changed America /
by Robinson, Sharon.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2004Description: 64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 0439425921:.Title notes: j $16.95 9/2/2006Subject(s): Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 -- Juvenile literature | African American baseball players -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Baseball players -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | United States -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature | Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature | Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 | Baseball players | African Americans -- Biography | Race relations
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A warm, intimate portrait of Jackie Robinson, America's sports icon, told from the unique perspective of a unique insider: his only daughter.<br> <br> 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.<br>
j $16.95 9/2/2006
A black and white world -- Signs of hope -- A determined pair -- 1945: a changing world -- Why my father? -- Play ball! -- A civil rights champion -- Jackie Robinson's legacy.
A biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the major leagues, as told by his daughter.
Introduction -- Black and white world -- Signs of hope -- Determined pair -- 1945: Changing world -- Why my father? -- Play ball! -- Civil rights champion -- Jackie Robinson's legacy.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Introduction (p. 6)
- A Black and White World (p. 8)
- Signs of Hope (p. 10)
- A Determined Pair (p. 18)
- 1945: A Changing World (p. 22)
- Why My Father? (p. 28)
- Play Ball! (p. 30)
- A Civil Rights Champion (p. 50)
- Jackie Robinson's Legacy (p. 58)
- Index (p. 64)