Books by Sharon Robinson

Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"The book doesn't dwell long enough on the smallest moments, but each of them feels like meeting the baseball legend—and maybe, sometimes, even better than the real thing. (historical note, photos) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Brooklyn Dodgers fan Steve's life is changed when Jackie Robinson and his family move into his Jewish neighborhood in 1948. Read full book review >
UNDER THE SAME SUN by Sharon Robinson
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A worthwhile snapshot of a family that delights in its international and cross-cultural ties. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Eleven relatives from two countries gather under one sun for a wild (literally) birthday bash. Read full book review >
JACKIE ROBINSON by Sharon Robinson
Released: March 1, 2013

"It's an often-told story, but the author is still in a position to give it a unique perspective. (Biography. 8-10)"
The author of Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America (2004) tells her father's tale again, for younger readers. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"This fond daughter's reminiscence is a welcome addition to the life story of one of America's best-known athletes and civil-rights advocates. (Picture book/memoir. 7-10)"
In 1955 Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers beat out the Yankees and the Robinson family left New York City for a secluded home in Connecticut. Read full book review >
SLAM DUNK! by Sharon Robinson
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A pleasant effort that warrants a third installment. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In this sequel to Safe at Home (2006), Jumper can outshoot his basketball coach, rap a catchy song with good friends and use these skills to captivate the student body into electing him for student council. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"An excellent and much-needed addition to the Jackie Robinson story. (Biography. 9-12)"
Jackie Robinson's daughter tells the story of her father's life and accomplishments, paying particular attention to the profound effect he had on American culture. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2001

"Each is short enough to hold the attention of reluctant readers, and should appeal to those interested in inspiring nonfiction. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Intended as an inspirational book for young people, baseball hall-of-famer Jackie Robinson's daughter has compiled a series of brief essays and anecdotes illustrating nine values that defined her father's approach to life: courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment, and excellence. Read full book review >