Robinson, Sharon Testing the Ice: A True Story about Jackie Robinson, illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Scholastic, OCTOBER 2009. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK. Sharon Robinson shares her memories of growing up with her famous baseball player father and how he needed to use his courage both on and off the field. Nelson’s pictures have the glow of Norman Rockwell paintings on them and Robinson’s memories of her dad are sweet. EL – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.