Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963

October 31, 2020
Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963

An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the mostimportant years of the civil rights movement.In January 1963, Sharon Robinson turns thirteen the night beforeGeorge Wallace declares on national television "segregation now,segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" in his inaugurationspeech as governor of Alabama. It is the beginning of a year thatwill change the course of American history.As the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, Sharon hasopportunities that most people would never dream of experiencing.Her family hosts multiple fund-raisers at their home in Connecticutfor the work that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is doing. Sharon seesher first concert after going backstage at the Apollo Theater. Andher whole family attends the March on Washington for Jobs andFreedom.But things don't always feel easy for Sharon. She is one of theonly Black children in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood. Herolder brother, Jackie Robinson Jr., is having a hard time trying tolive up to his father's famous name, causing some rifts in thefamily. And Sharon feels isolated-struggling to find her role inthe civil rights movement that is taking place across thecountry.This is the story of how one girl finds her voice in the fightfor justice and equality.