Charlie Takes His Shot: How Charlie Sifford Broke the Color Barrier in Golf

By CHURNIN, Nancy

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ISBN
9780807511282
Publisher
Albert Whitman


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2018  |  Elementary

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 face...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

This inspirational story relates African American Charles Luther Sifford's difficult struggle to break professional golf's color barrier in 1961. Churnin t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

This inspirational story relates African American Charles Luther Sifford's difficult struggle to break professional golf's color barrier in 1961. Churnin t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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