Jackie & Me by Dan GutmanJackie & Me by Dan Gutman

Jackie & Me

byDan Gutman

Paperback | February 2, 2000

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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.
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 greate...
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Title:Jackie & MeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.5 × 5.12 × 0.32 inPublished:February 2, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380800845

ISBN - 13:9780380800841

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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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.REVIEW: "Fans of America's favorite pastime will particularly appreciate the details...Full of action, this title will spark history discussions and be a good choice for book reports and leisure reading." --School Library Journal,"Dan Gutman has devised a wonderful mechanism for teaching social history while telling a great tale." --The Philadelphia Inquirer"Pounds home a powerful message about a great man in a kid-friendly way...great play-by-play action." --Buffalo NewsAUTHORBIO: DAN GUTMAN has written many books, including Honus & Me and Jackie & Me, The Kid Who Ran For President, The Kid Who Became President, Johnny Hangtime, The Million Dollar Shot, and Virtually Perfect. When he is not writing books, he is very often visiting a school. Dan lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey, with his wife, Nina, and their children, Sam and Emma.

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"Dan Gutman has devised a wonderful mechanism for teaching social history while telling a great tale." (The Philadelphia Inquirer)