Jackie & Me
  • Jackie & Me
  • Jackie & Me
  • Jackie & Me
ISBN: 0380800845
EAN13: 9780380800841
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 2, 2000
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 7.4" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Like every other kid in his class, Joe Stoscack has to write a report on an African American who's made an important contribution to society. Unlike every other kid in his class, Joe has a special talent: with the help of old baseball cards, he can travel through time. So for his report, Joe decides to go back to meet one of the greatest baseball players ever, Jackie Robinson, to find out what it was like to be the man who broke baseball's color barrier. Joe plans on writing a prize-winning report. But he doesn't plan on a trip that will for a short time change the color of his skin -- and forever change his view of history and his definition of

01-02 Golden Sower Award Masterlist (YA Cat.) and 00 Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Book Award (Intermed. Cat.)

Like every other kid in his class, Joe Stoshack has to write a report on an African American who's made an important contribution to society. Unlike every other kid in his class, Joe has a special talent: with the help of old baseball cards, he can travel through time. So for his report, Joe decides to go back to meet one of the greatest baseball players ever, Jackie Robinson, to find out what it was like to be the man who broke baseball's color barrier. Joe plans on writing a prize-winning report. But he doesn't plan on a trip that will for a short time change the color of his skin--and forever change his view of history and his definition of courage.

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   A Home Run Out of Ebbets Field
Each year I make a point of reintroducing the kid in me by reading a children's book. After watching the hit movie 42 '' about legendary Jackie Robinson, I wanted to learn more about the man who broke the color barrier of baseball. Dan Gutman then came Jackie and me, one of the best children's books ever read by a reader. This story of a boy who travels back to 1947 to meet Robinson - and in the process, finds out what it was like to be a person of color in the late 1940s America - meets a home run right out of Ebbets Field. Robin and Me is about making dreams come true, about perseverance and about a time when hard, gritty men with silly personalities played their hearts at dusty little ballparks... Gutman chalks up a never-forgotten history lesson in an entertaining but meaningful way. Jackie and Me should be part of the Reading Line, whether you are a child or a heavy metal kid with a passion for heroes.
 
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   PAPER BACK
I have done a lot of reading and especially enjoyed TRUE STORIES. So far, I have found that most true crime writers are a group of their own, and all are very good at what they do.
 
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   Jackie & Rosa, Maybe
Jackie Robinson is known and the first African American to break into the major leagues. He was a better man than I am because he was able to stand on his record and let his actions endear him to his teammates and then the public at large. I 'd probably have killed somebody, but, as I said, he was a better man. Stosh not only meets Jackie, but he also gets to experience a black kid back in the day when, frankly, he was better off not being one. Somebody had to be the one to stop the nonsense and like Ms.. A few years later, Jackie Robinson was on her bus and Parks was just the man to do it. Worth reading the reading.
 
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   ladhybug
This is a wonderful story that you can share with your child. My 5th grade daughter read this book and I bought a copy for each of the reading groups to share. There you share an adventure, share a story, share a book. No matter the age, read with your family!
 
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   Grandson's Gift
My 10-year-old grandson is reading this series of baseball books and he particularly enjoyed this after seeing the movie 42.
 
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   Parents beware...not appropriate for young readers
The premise of this story is that the white male protagonist is transformed into a black child and travels back to 1947 Brooklyn to meet Jackie Robinson and supposedly experience racism and segregation, as Jackie Robinson experienced herself. This book contains white slurs and 2 instances of multiple racial characters threatening to lynch African Americans. For this reason, I believe it is important for parents to know that it may not be appropriate for their young readers. I read this book in its entirety after my 9-year-old asked me what some of those racist epithets meant.
 
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   Great Gift
To read a fun book, click here. When a young boy holds a baseball card from Jackie Robinson, he can travel back in time and meet Jackie.
 
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   I liked it
In this book, Jackie And Me is featured. It shows good action, making the book very entertaining. The author also gave us good facts about Jackie. In the book, it gave me lots of moments when I couldn t stop reading to find the solution to a problem. There is so a five-star rating for this book.
 
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