Taylor Bitton


Excellent, Intermediate, History, Civil Rights, Autobiography

Document Type

Book Review


It's January 1963, and Sharon Robinson has just turned thirteen years old. As the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, she has many more opportunities than most people of her race at that time. She saw her first concert live at the Apollo theater, she lives in a wealthy neighborhood, and her family has many connections to major figures, like Martin Luther King Jr. But Sharon's life is far from perfect. She's not totally removed from racial prejudice at school, and her family is experiencing some turmoil as her brother Jackie Jr. rebels and struggles to find his place in the world. As Sharon watches the civil rights movement progress, she finds her role in her family and in the historic fight for equality.