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National Book Festival

Sharon Robinson, daughter of legendary baseball hero and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson, is the author of several books for young readers, including the acclaimed "Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America" and the fiction novels "Safe at Home" and "Slam Dunk." As an educational consultant for Major League Baseball, she founded Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life, a national character education program designed to help students face obstacles in their lives. In Robinson’s new book, “The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend” (Scholastic), eight-year-old Steve discovers that his new next door neighbor is his baseball hero Jackie Robinson. She divides her time between Florida and New York.

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Sharon Robinson

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