In this coming-of-age memoir, Sharon Robinson, the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, focuses on the year 1963 when she was 13 years old. She has a privileged life in a wealthy neighborhood in Stamford, Connecticut, living in a huge house, riding her own horse, and attending a school where she is one of only two black students in her class. Her father has a legacy of being involved in the civil rights movement, but when Sharon sees the church bombings, children’s marches, and imprisonment of the protestors in the South, the struggle for equal rights becomes one she can’t watch from the sidelines. George Wallace’s chants of “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever” disturb and inspire her to become involved in the movement. Her family sponsors fundraisers for the non-violent protests and she accompanies them to hear Martin Luther King speak at the March on Washington. This insider’s account of one of the most important years in the civil rights movement is both educational and insightful for young readers of all backgrounds.