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

This book is about Charlie Sifford
"Charlie Takes His Shot: How Charlie Sifford Broke the Color Barrier in Golf" is a compelling and inspiring story that celebrates resilience and determination. Published on September 15, 2021, this book traces the journey of Charlie Sifford, a pioneering African American golfer who faced immense racial barriers in the 1930s. Despite the Professional Golf Association's exclusionary practices, Sifford's passion for golf drove him to challenge and overcome these obstacles. His perseverance paid off in 1960 when he broke the PGA's color barrier, facing continued discrimination yet achieving remarkable success, including becoming the first Black golfer to win a PGA tournament. This narrative not only highlights Sifford's achievements on the greens but also his significant role in advancing racial justice within the sport. Ideal for elementary-school readers, this book, honored with the 2018 Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award, serves as a powerful example of overcoming adversity and fighting for equality.
Published by Albert Whitman & Company on September 15, 2021
32 pages
ISBN: 9780807511251
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Racial Justice , highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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