Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America

Sharon Robinson


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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.

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Published: 02/01/2004
Pages: 64
Weight: 1.21lbs
Size: 10.72h x 9.42w x 0.45d
ISBN: 9780439425926
Age: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7
Point Value: 2
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 77849 / Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America

Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Young Hoosier Book Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Ebony 01/01/2004 pg. 25
Booklist 12/15/2003 pg. 742
Kirkus Review - Children 01/15/2004 pg. 88
Publishers Weekly 02/09/2004 pg. 82
Booklist 02/15/2004 pg. 1077
School Library Journal 03/01/2004 pg. 242
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2004 pg. 348
Black Issues Book Review 05/01/2004 pg. 59
Booklist 06/01/2004 pg. 1752
New York Times 06/27/2004 pg. 15
Booklist 09/01/2004 pg. 115
School Library Journal 10/01/2004 pg. 32
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2004 pg. 453 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2004 pg. 453 - Recommended, Satisfactory
ALA Best Books Young Adults 02/15/2005 pg. 1006

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 Jackie Robinson Changed America.