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Promises To Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America

By Sharon Robinson

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc., February 2004
ISBN: 0439425921
MY HERO recommends this book to children readers.
Sharon Robinson shares memories of her famous father in this loving biography of the man who made history by breaking the color barrier in baseball -- and taught his children that the only measure of life is the impact you have on others' lives. Promises To Keep is the story of Jackie Robinson's hard-won victories in baseball, business, politics, and civil rights. It looks at the inspiring effect the legendary Brooklyn Dodger had on his family, his community ... his country.

Told from the unique perspective of Robinson's only daughter, this intimate and uplifting book includes photos from the Robinson family archieves and family letters never before published. Jackie Robinson is one of our great national heroes. Promises To Keep reminds us what made him a champion -- on and off the field!

User Reviews:
Lucas D.B. Lewis | 2/7/2008 11:55 AM
He proved that no matter what color or small or tall. That no matter what you can do it if set your mind to it.
Hasan | 2/6/2008 4:09 AM
your my hero
Kristen Burkley | 11/16/2007 3:20 AM
I like this book it keeps alot in my head to think about.
Amber | 3/21/2006 10:07 AM
he is very interesting

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