Contributor Profile

Sharon Robinson


Sharon Robinson is an acclaimed author of several works of fiction and nonfiction as well as an educational consultant for Major League Baseball. She is the founder of Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life, a baseball-themed national character education curriculum that helps empower students overcome obstacles in their lives. Since 1997, the program has reached over 22 million students and over 3 million educators. Robinson's widely praised nonfiction books about her father, baseball and civil rights icon Jackie Robinson, include Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson and Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America. Her other books include novels: Safe at Home, Slam Dunk!  and Under the Same Sun. Her newest novel, The Hero Two Doors Down, is based on a true story of a boy in 1948 Brooklyn who became neighbors and friends with his hero, Jackie Robinson.  Prior to joining Major League Baseball, Ms. Robinson was an educator and taught at Yale, Columbia, Howard, and Georgetown University. She currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Ms. Robinson lives in Amherst, MA, and New York City.

We use cookies to operate this website and to improve its usability. Full details of what cookies are, why we use them and how you can manage them can be found by reading our Privacy & Cookies page. Please note that by using this site you are consenting to the use of cookies.