Jackie's Nine by Sharon Robinson
Jackie Robinson's Values to Live by

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This inspiring collection pays tribute to baseball legend and civil rights hero Jackie Robinson. Jackie¹s daughter, Sharon, acts as a personal tour guide through the nine heartfelt, hard-won values that helped her father achieve his goals. Jackie¹s values are brought to life through the powerful words of other heroes and pioneers, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah Winfrey, and Christopher Reeve.
 

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Sharon Robinson is Jackie Robinson's daughter and the Director of Educational Programming for Major League Baseball. She is the author of a memoir, Stealing Home, and is the creator of Breaking Barriers, an in-school program of Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, and Scholastic. Ms. Robinson lives in New York City.
 
Published February 25, 2014 by Scholastic Inc.. 181 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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As the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking of the baseball color line nears, he seems more of a heroic figure than ever, and this loving biography will add to his stature.

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Robinson, Jackie Robinson's daughter, adds to her oeuvre with this Christmas anecdote, based on family history, about cultural differences and common ground.

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In this photo biography, Robinson (Jackie's Nine: Jackie Robinson's Values to Live By ) offers an affectionate profile of her father who, she writes, "taught me to flip pancakes, hit a baseball, question political leaders, solve problems, and keep promises."

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Robinson pays tribute to the values that she believes exemplified her father's life in this collection of pieces, the majority of which have been published in earlier books. <EMPHASIS TYPE=I

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