Books by Robert McGuire

THE LAST BLACK KING OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY by Crystal Hubbard
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"As a whole, this overview of Winkfield's life as a jockey stands as both a celebration of racing and a snapshot of one determined man. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Indomitable African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield, known as Wink in horse-racing history, is the subject of Hubbard's dramatic picture-book biography, which explains Winkfield's career struggles as the last African-American to win a Kentucky Derby, in 1902. Read full book review >
THE WHITE ELEPHANT by Sid Fleischman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A likely draw for young fans of elephants and exotic climes. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Punishment becomes reward in this original tale, set in "old Siam" and loosely related to the historical origins of the modern metaphor. Read full book review >