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Robinson, Sharon .

PROMISES TO KEEP : HOW JACKIE ROBINSON CHANGED  AMERICA
New York ; Scholastic, 2004
IL 3-6, RL 6.8
ISBN 0439425921
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Character is everything. In this book, Jackie Robinsonís character proves that having good character gives you everything you need to succeed. As Jackie Robinsonís daughter, Sharon Robinson gives a good account of how her fatherís life helped to change the views of African Americans in sports around the country and world. She uses photography to entice the reader to become intimate with her father and to show his true character of being a family man, a superstar sports player, a civil rights worker, a business man and a politician. Readers will find out detail accounts about Jackie Robinsonís life and how he helped to eradicate discrimination in sports and the business world. This book shares the strong character Jackie Robinson had when he was mistreated and denied access to the same privileges of his white teammates. His commitment to his team, family, race, and nation is highlighted in this biographical sketch of a man who promised to change  America by becoming major-league baseball's first African American player. (Prepared by Shiela Keaise, SCASL Childrenís Book Awards)
SUBJECTS:     United States -- Race relations.
                        Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972.
                        Baseball players.
                        African Americans -- Biography.
                        Race relations.
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