Promises to Keep by Sharon Robinson
How Jackie Robinson Changed America

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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.
 

About Sharon Robinson

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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: BECOMING YOUR BEST SELF and PROMISES TO KEEP: HOW JACKIE ROBINSON CHANGED AMERICA.
 
Published February 1, 2004 by Scholastic. 64 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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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, "

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