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 Charlie takes his shot : how Charlie Sifford broke the color barrier in golf
 Author: Churnin, Nancy

 Publisher:  Whitman (2018)

 Dewey: 796.352
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 214844 ISBN: 9780807511282
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Sifford, Charlie, -- 1922-2015
 Golfers
 African American golfers -- Biography
 Discrimination in sports

Price: $20.88

Summary:
In the 1960s Charlie Sifford became the first African American to break the color barrier in golf and despite discrimination went on to win the PGA tournament.

 Illustrator: Joven, John


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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 506941
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.30
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 72272

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (11/01/17)
   School Library Journal (01/01/18)
   Booklist (12/15/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 01/01/2018 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 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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