Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear

Sharon Robinson (Seg #2) 8-26-18

Sharon Robinson is the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Sharon is an educational consultant for Major League Baseball. In her role with MLB, Sharon oversees Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life. Breaking Barriers is a national character education program designed to empower students with strategies to help them face obstacles in their lives. While on the air, Ms. Robinson spoke about her latest young adult novel, Slam Dunk. She says that readers will identify with the book’s main character, Jumper, who struggles to balance sports and academics, and new and old friendships, all in his first year of middle-school. She also gave clear examples of how parents can engage youngsters in reading.