Books by Sharon Robinson

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 >
JACKIE'S GIFT by Sharon Robinson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The true story, retold by Jackie Robinson's daughter, presents some valuable lessons about friendship and acceptance in a gentle way, well-matched with understated watercolor illustrations that capture Jackie's famous smile. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Young Steve Satlow is a big baseball fan living in Brooklyn in the late 1940s, and he can scarcely believe his good fortune when Jackie Robinson and his family move in nearby. Read full book review >
TESTING THE ICE by Sharon Robinson
FICTION
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
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
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 >
PROMISES TO KEEP by Sharon Robinson
BIOGRAPHY
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 >
JACKIE’S NINE by Sharon Robinson
BIOGRAPHY
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 >