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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 courage.Joe Stoshack has really done it this time. When a pitcher insults his Polish heritage, Joe flings his bat and prompts an on-field brawl that ends in a two-team pileup. he's suspended from Little League...indefinitely. At school, his teacher assigns an oral report for Black History Month. The topic? An African-American who has made a significant contribution to American society. The prize for the best report is four tickets to a cool local amusement park. But Joe doesn't know where to begin. If he could just get his hands on a certain Jackie Robinson baseball card...

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on March 1, 1999 by HarperColl
ISBN-10: 0380976854
ISBN-13: 9780380976850
7 Book Reviews
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  • 10040056
    10040056Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 9:36 am
    I think this book is a great way to learn more about African American history.
    • sloane
      sloaneThursday, December 17, 2015 at 2:45 pm44 stars
      Are you a baseball fan? Or are you obsessed with time travel? If either of these things describe you, you need to read Jackie and Me. Jackie and Me is about a kid named Joe Stostash who can travel through time. Joe uses baseball cards to time travel. Ever since Joe got the over an African-American athlete that changed history, he wanted to get a 1947 Jackie Robinson card. This amazing book tells about how Joe gets close with Jackie. Will Joe’s report be enough to win a trip to the kid-loved amusement park, Kentucky Kingdom?
      • sat on a...Monday, December 14, 2015 at 10:17 am
        i loved this book
        • ao176566
          ao176566Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:09 am
          this book looks good
          • wh176319
            wh176319Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm55 stars
            Love it lol.
            • wh176319
              wh176319Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:16 pm55 stars
              I love it
              • swimming101
                swimming101Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 6:35 pm33 stars
                I am really into these book about and me. I just think they are catchy and something you will remember.