Charlie Takes His Shot
Charlie Takes His Shot

Charlie Takes His Shot

Written by Nancy Churnin & illustrated by John Joven
4 - 8
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Jan 1, 2018
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Charlie Sifford loved golf, but in the 1930’s only white people were allowed to play in the Professional Golf Association. Sifford had won plenty of black tournaments, but he was determined to break the color barrier in the PGA. In 1960 he did, only to face discrimination from hotels that wouldn’t rent him rooms and clubs that wouldn’t let him use the same locker as the white players. But Sifford kept playing, becoming the first black golfer to win a PGA tournament and eventually ranking among the greats in golf.

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diversityhistoryperseverancebaseballcouragefinding your passionsports and recreation  20th centuryAmericadeterminationprejudice and racismBlack historygolfdiscriminationantiracism

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    January 1, 2018
    Albert Whitman and Company
    Page Count
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    4 - 8 years
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