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Sharon Robinson  

Author, Educator & Founder of Breaking Barriers

Sharon Robinson is an author, educational consultant for Major League Baseball, and founder of Breaking Barriers: In Life and In Sports. Breaking Barriers is a baseball-themed national character education curriculum designed to empower students to face obstacles in their lives.

Ms. Robinson is an award winning children’s book author, and has published several widely praised books about her father, baseball legend Jackie Robinson, including "Jackie’s Nine", "Jackie Robinson’s Values to Live By, Promises to Keep", "How Jackie Robinson Changed America, "Jackie Robinson: American Hero" (children’s biography), and picture books "Testing the Ice", and "Jackie’s Gift". Sharon’s other books include novels and picture books: "Safe at Home" and "Slam Dunk!", "Under The Same Sun", (2014 Parents’ Choice Award Winner), and "The Hero Two Doors Down" (2017 Finalist 48th NAACP Image Awards; 2017-18 Sunshine State Award Winner, 2019 Nutmeg Book Award). She released her latest book, "Child of the Dream", a timely new memoir which explores Robinson’s coming to grips with the struggle for racial equality during the Civil Rights Movement, in fall 2019.

Prior to joining MLB, Sharon had a 20-year career as a nurse-midwife and educator. She taught in such prestigious universities as: Yale, Columbia, Howard, and Georgetown and is Vice Chairman of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Ms. Robinson received her Bachelor’s degree from Howard University and Master’s from Columbia. She earned a post-Master’s Certificate in Teaching from the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and received honorary doctorates from: Medaille College, Dowling College, and Monmouth College.

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