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Child of the Dream (a Memoir of 1963)

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Sharon Robertson
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9781338282801
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    **A 2019 OWL AWARD SHORTLIST WINNER IN THE ELEMENTARY CATEGORY**

    An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.

    In January 1963, Sharon Robinson turns thirteen the night before George Wallace declares on national television "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" in his inauguration speech as governor of Alabama. It is the beginning of a year that will change the course of American history.

    As the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, Sharon has opportunities that most people would never dream of experiencing. Her family hosts multiple fund-raisers at their home in Connecticut for the work that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is doing. Sharon sees her first concert after going backstage at the Apollo Theater. And her whole family attends the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

    But things don't always feel easy for Sharon. She is one of the only Black children in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood. Her older brother, Jackie Robinson Jr., is having a hard time trying to live up to his father's famous name, causing some rifts in the family. And Sharon feels isolated-struggling to find her role in the civil rights movement that is taking place across the country.

    This is the story of how one girl finds her voice in the fight for justice and equality.

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    Shipping Weight 1.00 LBS
    Publisher Scholastic Press
    ISBN-13 9781338282801
    Pages 240
    Format Hardcover
    Publication Date 09/03/2019 00:00
    Language English
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