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Charlie takes his shot : how Charlie Sifford broke the color barrier in golf / Nancy Churnin ; pictures by John Joven.

By: Churnin, Nancy [author.].
Contributor(s): Joven, John [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780807511282; 0807511285.Subject(s): Sifford, Charlie, 1922-2015 -- Juvenile literature | Sifford, Charlie, 1922-2015 -- Juvenile literature | Sifford, Charlie, 1922-2015 | Sifford, Charlie, 1922-2015 -- Juvenile literature | Golfers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African American golfers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Discrimination in sports -- United States -- Juvenile literature | Picture books | Golfers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African American golfers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Discrimination in sports -- United States -- Juvenile literature | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Social Topics -- Prejudice & Racism | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Sports & Recreation -- Golf | Picture books | African American golfers | Discrimination in sports | Golfers | African American golfers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Discrimination in sports -- United States -- Juvenile literature | Golfers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | United StatesGenre/Form: Biographies. | Biography. | Juvenile works. | Biographies. | Picture books. | Biographies.DDC classification: 796.35 | B Summary: "In the 1960s Charlie Sifford became the first African American to break the color barrier in golf and despite discrimation went on to win the PGA tournament"--
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Includes author's biographical notes and time line of Charlie Sifford's life.

"In the 1960s Charlie Sifford became the first African American to break the color barrier in golf and despite discrimation went on to win the PGA tournament"--

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Churnin details the life of Charlie Sifford, the first black man to compete in the Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA).The narrative opens with a young Sifford playing a game of golf by himself at night ("If anyone saw him, he'd be in trouble"), before detailing Sifford's life as a caddie and how segregation forbid him from entering PGA tournaments. Inspired by a meeting with Jackie Robinson (who "didn't quit or lose his temper" when faced with racism), and with the help of lawyer Stanley Mosk, Sifford would eventually win a discrimination case against the PGA in 1960. The overturning of the PGA's Caucasians-Only clause allowed Sifford to go on to win the Greater Hartford Open in 1967, the Los Angeles open in 1969, and the Senior PGA Championship in 1975 to become known as the "Jackie Robinson of golf." Churnin provides a thoughtful overview of discrimination and how it impacted the world of sports through the 1960s. The illustrations are colorful and their size and placement vary throughout the story, providing a more dynamic reading experience and breaking up larger blocks of text. The characters especially come to life on the page with a range of expressions and emotions conveyed through the art. VERDICT A worthwhile addition to school libraries looking for sports-related picture book biographies.-Kelly Topita, Anne Arundel County Public Library, MD © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Nancy Churnin is the theater critic for the Dallas Morning News and author of several picture books for children. She was born in New York and graduated from Harvard University with a master's from Columbia University School of Journalism. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Dallas Morning News arts writer Michael Granberry, and their four sons. John Joven has illustrated numerous children's books, magazines, apps, and comic books published around the world. He lives in Colombia.

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