Child of the Dream

Child of the Dream

A Memoir of 1963

Book - 2019 | First edition.
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781338282801
Branch Call Number: J BIO 973.92 ROB
Characteristics: 227 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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In this memoir, Sharon Robinson, daughter to famed baseball legend, Jackie Robinson, recounts growing up in 1963 during the height of the civil rights movement in America. Sharon discusses how her family‚Äôs actions contributed towards equality and fairness for black people during a time where figh... Read More »

Tim's Pick: "Child of the Dream looks at a momentous year in the life of Sharon Robinson, daughter of the legendary Jackie Robinson, during the struggle for civil rights in the US. Sharon turns thirteen and is living a privileged life, but she also experiences subtle racism as one of a few b... Read More »

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