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Author Robinson, Sharon, 1950- author.

Title Child of the dream : a memoir of 1963 / Sharon Robinson.

Publication Info. New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Lakeside Fiction  F ROBINSON    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 227 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Audience Ages: 8 to 12.
Grades: 4 to 6.
Summary "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.
Subject Robinson, Sharon, 1950- -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature.
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 -- Family -- Juvenile literature.
African American girls -- Connecticut -- Stamford -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Coming of age -- Connecticut -- Stamford -- Juvenile literature.
Stamford (Conn.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Teenage girls -- Stamford (Conn.) -- Biography
Robinson, Sharon, 1950-
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 -- Family.
African Americans -- Stamford (Conn.) -- Biography.
Stamford (Conn.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Other Form: Online version: Robinson, Sharon, 1950- author. Child of the dream First edition. New York : Scholastic Press, 2019 9781338282825 (DLC) 2019010910
ISBN 9781338282801 (hardcover)

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