Posted on 09/11/2019 at 09:03 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The teen years were tough for many of us.

But imagine you’re a black teen in 1963.

You’re facing your own struggles — racially motivated and not — at school.

But you’re also watching people of all ages, including your peers, fighting for equal rights in the South, as your father wages his own private battle to integrate a national sport.

That, explains Sharon Robinson in her new memoir, is why she didn’t exactly confide in her father, Jackie Robinson, until much later.

Now Robinson has also opened up to the world about her particular vantage point on the civil rights movement in her book, Child Of The Dream.

You can read her conversation with Ailsa Chang about it on NPR’s website or listen to their conversation below.

Categories: Author Interview

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