Child of the Dream (A Memoir of 1963)

Child of the Dream (A Memoir of 1963)

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.

Title:Child of the Dream (A Memoir of 1963)
ISBN:9781338282801

    Child of the Dream (A Memoir of 1963) Reviews

  • Brina

    On a normal Sunday I spend hours reading but today is the day before a holiday, hardly what I call normal. This will repeat itself two more times before the month is out. That being said, I did find s...

  • Viral

    Thanks to Scholastic for the ARC at BEA 2019, and to Sharon Robinson for signing my copy!This book is Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson, telling the story of living through 1963 with he...

  • Maura

    A front-row view of pivotal moments in the Civil Rights movement written by the daughter of Jackie Robinson for a middle grade audience, Child of the Dream focuses on Sharon Robinson's adolescence in ...

  • Barbara

    When I first started reading this book by the only daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson, I was uncertain about how the story would play out. After all, it starts with Sharon on the verge of turn...

  • Saloni

    Thank you to Scholastic for providing me a copy of this book at BEA 2019 and thank you to Sharon Robinson for signing my copy!This book is a memoir of Sharon Robinson's childhood as her father, the fa...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusIn this fiction-style memoir, Robinson recounts the personal and world events that occurred when she turned 13 in 1963. Sharon's father, baseball player Jackie Robinson...

  • Mariangel

    Sharon Robinson tell us about the year she turned 13 (1963), the year of her first dance, first camp, first kiss; the year she started understanding the civil rights movement and became involved, with...

  • Danielle Masterson

    Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for this eARC. Spending the year with Sharon Robinson is a delight, even as she struggles to find her spot in the civil rights movement. The writing is simple,...

  • Genevieve

    Thank you to the @kidlitexchange network, publisher @scholasticinc, and #sharonrobinson for sharing the review copy of Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963. All opinions are my own. How do I even begi...

  • Lisa

    Sharon Robinson turned 13 in 1963. Living in Connecticut, and being the daughter of baseball superstar Jackie Robinson, allowed Sharon to live a life very different from the black children who were li...