Testing the Ice

  • Type: Books
  • By: Sharon Robinson
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Ramona B.P.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780545052511
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A fun memory from the daughter of a baseball legend.

Although most people think of Jackie Robinson in terms of breaking racial barriers in baseball, a leader and business man; he was also a father and not too fond of large bodies of water. It is a frigid winter’s day, all the kids want to ice skate, and Mom has said it’s o.k. (as long as dad goes with them.) A great story on overcoming fear. The lavish illustrations by Kadir Nelson seem to make the characters jump off the page.