Sharon Robinson Video Interview
Sharon Robinson, daughter of legendary baseball player, Jackie Robinson, writes stories that inspire and motivate kids to achieve their goals. Her nonfiction books, Jackie's Nine and Promises to Keep, draw from the inspiring lessons of her father, while her fiction titles, Safe at Home and Slam Dunk, depict the experiences of an 11-year-old boy and his friends in Harlem.
Get to know this author by watching our June 2007 video interview. Learn where she gets her inspiration, how her experiences with real kids in Harlem influence her writing, and what her next book will be about. Robinson also offers advice for young writers, and talks about her life as the daughter of a famous sports figure.
Scholastic Editor Sheila Keenan worked with Sharon Robinson on the challenge of sharing a personal family story. In this case, that family story includes an American icon, Jackie Robinson, and how his accomplishments impacted American life.
From the unique perspective that only a daughter could have, Sharon Robinson serves as a personal tour guide through the nine heart-felt, hard-won values that helped Jackie Robinson achieve his goals.
Jackie was the first black man to play professional baseball, and his nonviolent actions and his values helped open the door for many to follow.