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Promises to keep : how Jackie Robinson changed America /

by Robinson, Sharon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 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
Contents:
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.
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.
Summary: A biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the major leagues, as told by his daughter.
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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

Includes index.

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)

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Horn Book Review

Jackie Robinson+s daughter draws an intimate portrait of her father as child, young man, athlete, businessman, civil rights leader, and national hero. Generously illustrated with photographs and letters, Robinson+s compelling text unveils the story of America+s long struggle with segregation and discrimination, centering on her father+s critical role in advancing the rights of blacks through his life and work. Ind. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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