Jackie & Me (A Baseball Card Adventure #2)
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Jackie & Me (Baseball Card Adventures #2)

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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 Robin...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 2nd 2000 by HarperCollins (first published 1999)
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My impression of Jackie and Me by Dan Gutman was very good. It starts of with Joe the protagonist having to write a school report of a significant African-American. He strangely has away to travel back in time by holding a baseball card so he decides to go back and meet Jackie Robinson. When he arrives with Jackie Robinson he realizes he turned African-American when he went back in time. Joe felt what it was like to be a black man back in 1947 when they were treated poorly. He asks Jackie about...more
A boy named Joe Stoshack was born with a special power. He can travel through time with sports cards and vist historical events.

Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier between the black league and the white league and made them one.

Setting- this book takes place in Louisville, Kentucky and Brooklyn, New York.

Plot- Joe has had horrible baseball game. His dad felt sorry for Joe and gave him a 1947 Jackie Robinson baseball card. Joe goes back in time with the card to the exact day Jackie Robinson...more
Tyler Hart
I recommend this book to sports people and anybody interested in historical figures. Joe Stoshack has to write a report on an African American who has made a contribution to society. Joe has a special talent that nobody else has. With the help of old baseball cards, he can travel through time. Joe decides to go back in time to meet Jackie Robinson, to find out what it was like to be the man who broke baseball's color barrier. He plans on writing a prize-winning report. He didn't plan on a trip t...more
If you are looking for an adventure book, Jackie and Me hits a grand slam. In this fast action-packed adventure, Joe Stoshack meets Jackie Robinson and other famous baseball players. The main character, Joe Stoshack, gets an assignment to study Jackie and travels back in time to meet him. They experience racism and other problems including getting hurt on the baseball field. Do you want a book about baseball and adventure? Then this is for you.
Genre: Realistic Fiction (Fiction)

Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Level: T

Summary: Joe Stoshack travels back in time through the magic of a baseball card to meet and learn about Jackie Robinson for a school project. He enters Jackie's world the night before Jackie is to play his first game as a Brooklyn Dodger. Joe manages to get a front row seat to history when he accepts the job of batboy for the Dodgers.

Why I Liked/Disliked the Book: Dan Gutman's Baseball Card Adventure series is one of my...more
Jackie & Me

Author: Dan Gutman
Type: Time Travel, Baseball
Rating: Three and a half Meows

Opening Quote:

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
-Jackie Robinson’s Epitaph

Summary: Joe has discovered he has the ability through the use of baseball cards to be able to travel through time. When he has to write a report for Black History Month, Joe decides to do Jackie Robinson and goes back in time for his research.

Review: This is part of a series. The author does a good...more
Eddy Allen

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 r...more
Brady Peterson
Im really interested in sports books. I love reading about sports history as well.
This book is about a young boy (Stoch) who has the power to time travel. The cool thing is he uses baseball cards to do it. This book is an adventure back to the time when African Americans were not allowed to play sports. This story takes you through what it was like for Jackie in Stoch's eyes.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves sports or just wants a good quick read.
Ashley Kerns
Apr 27, 2014 Ashley Kerns rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Baseball Fans- Younger students
Recommended to Ashley by: Myself
This is a story that could be considered historical fiction. The story is about a boy named Joe, who has to write a report about Jackie Robinson. He uses his baseball cards to travel back in time. He spends some time with Robinson and learns what it was like to be in his shoes. He takes back a lot of useful information and has changed his view on history. This book is another easy book to read and I think it will interest students to change their view on history, or at least be more interested i...more
Katie Dubik Schwarz
This book has so many great lessons packed into it for my five and a half year old boy...

1. Stosh, the main character, has trouble controlling his temper in the opening baseball game. One of the things he learns about Jackie Robinson is that Jackie was a born fighter--of racism. But sometimes the best way to win is to have the guts to control your emotions and not let the other side get to you. Easier said than done, of course, but Robinsons role in breaking the color barrier in Major League Bas...more
If you like a good old baseball game, you will love Jackie and Me. When Joe is assigned a project on Jackie Robinson, he uses his amazing ability to travel back in time using baseball cards. His dad wants him to hit it rich by collecting baseball cards in mint condition to sell. Will he be able to get back to home? Will he get rich off baseball cards? Read Jackie and Me to find out.


This book is up to bat Once you read the first page,you will be sucked right into this adventurous book abou...more
If you are looking for a good book, Jackie and Me won’t be a strike out. In this historical fiction novel, a boy named Joe Stoshack is teased because his Polish heritage.
Back at school Joe has to write a report on a famous person for Black History Month. Joe decides to choose Jackie Robinson because he loves sports and he has a very special power. Using baseball cards Joe can travel back in time to meet famous baseball players.
But Joe's trip back in time isn’t only educational...more
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A kid named joe stoshack had to write about an afican american who was important to society. But the kid liked baseball so he picked jackie robinson so he travel all over to find jackie robinson so he can get to know who jackie robinson was. But at the same time there was thing between black and whites so when he went on the trip he was also thinking about the prize winning report.He wants to change the hate between blacks and whites but he had courage when he wanted to change baseball but as he...more
Brandon Bauer
Back in Time
Do you wish that you can travel back in time and meet the person you admire most? Joe Stoshack, a young man from the novel Jackie and Me written by Dan Gutman, was able to do so. Joe has the incredible gift to travel back in time by holding any baseball card to his chest. In this novel, Gutman describes Joe as a kid who loves the game of baseball and is always interested and eager to learn more about his favorite players of all time. This novel is definitely recommended for readers...more
Chance Jimenez
I read the book Jacki and Me by Dan Gutman. It was a great book about this kid who needs to write a report on someone. He has a special power so when he holds a baseball card he gets to travel through time to see that person. He chooses Jackie Robinson a African American baseball player back in 1940's. Back then it was really racist and very discriminated. When he goes back into time his skin starts to turn black, and he gets a taste of how it was back than, and how hard it was. Jackie Robinson...more
(This book counts as 2)
Joe a young boy has special powers to go back in time to spend time and learn about old players. now jackie robinson was famous because he was an unbelievable player, but mainly he was the 1st ever african amaerican to play in major league baseball. now Stoch is white but when he goes back in time and he turns black.

Joe is a white boy and he goes back in time to visit Jackie Robinson, now Joe turns black. now in the book Stoch gets into trouble with a bunch of white people...more
Cutter Mitchell
this book is the second in it series and a close runner up to the first book Honus in me. like the first Joe can travel back in time with baseball cards which i think is cool. in this it was cool that when he was going back in time he was wondering what it felt like to be like Jackie Robinson. and when he awoke he was a African American. i liked how the book really showed that Jackie Robinson was a very humble man. i recommend this book to those of you who like sports and adventure
Tyler Rieland
I like this book alot. The main character Joe Stoshack goes back in time to meet jakie robinson with just a baseball card. His mom always doesn't know if that would be such a good idea. I would highly recommend that this book would be good for any sports fans out there. He forgot his baseball cards back in time and they were worth 1 million dollars.

I think it would be very cool to go back in time to meet jackie robinson. It would also be cool to see the old yankee stadium. This book intrests me...more
Caroline Fischer
Jackie and Me is definitely a home run! Unlike any other kid , Joe Stoshack can travle through time with the help of baseball cards. After a long adventure back in time, Joe finds himself on the streets of Philadelphia in 1947. Even after a change of skin color Joe still has a big heart and a passion for baseball. If you like adventure and action, this is definitly the book for you.
Caleb Howatt
Mar 20, 2014 Caleb Howatt is currently reading it
Joe has to write a paper about an african american from history that made an impact on the world. He is choosing Jackie Robinson. He gets a very rare card from a local card collector and has to return it after travels back in time without damaging it. If the card is damaged he has to pay 400 dollars for the card
Hunter Robb
Jackie & Me is the 2nd book in the baseball card adventure series. Yet again Stosh wants to go back in time and meet a famous baseball player. It all starts where he is severely insulted on the playing field, then loses his temper and tackles the pitcher and wrestles him to the ground. In response getting suspended from Little League for awhile. He later has to write a report for black history month on an African American figure. He decides to go back and visit Jackie Robinson. Through his t...more
Tommy Dinneny3/24/14

Reading Period 6

Jackie and Me

Joe Stoshack an eleven year old boy who lives in Kentucky gets assigned a black history month project. Joe, who loves sports, picks Jackie Robinson one of the best baseball players ever and the African American to play in the MLB. Joe has special power, he can travel through time only using a baseball card. During Joe’s journey he lives like Jackie did and learned to control his temper. Joe got the best experience possible to right his report. In...more
I have become a big fan of this kids series. The hero, Joe Stoshak can travel through time using old baseball cards to meet his sports heroes. This one is heavier than the first two since it deals with Jackie Robinson's first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Gutman has to shoehorn in a lot of information and still make it interesting, and he does it well. When my son was reading it he said to me several times, "Wow, did you know...." or "This is so interesting." And while Gutman never forgets w...more
I just got done reading Jackie and me it is a great fictional book with lots of exitment and energy. Just a warning there are a few bad words in the book but it is about Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier so it should be expected. This book really pulled me in because it was about baseball. The main character has a special tallent but I not gunna ruin the book for you but if you are thinking about reading this book I would. It takes place In 1947 and present day. There are many other boo...more
Abby Johnson
I read this for our Popular Series month as part of our Reading Wildly staff reader's advisory training. I can see why the series is popular, especially among reluctant readers and sports fans. The story is quick and exciting with a dose of history and a large dose of sports action.
Madeline Davis
Jackie & Me is the second book of Dan Gutman's baseball card series. In this book, Joe Stosh, the main character, travels back in time to 1947. In this adventure he meets Jackie Robinson during his rookie year for the Dodgers. This adventure showed Joe the harsh reality of the racism that Jackie faced as the first black or African American Major League Baseball player. Joe experiences the hate letters that Jackie received as well as the taunting that followed him onto the field. The greatest...more
This book was a good book it had a story behind how Jackie Robinson was as a person and a baseball player and even his family he had. Plus some of the troubles he faced because of those racist people.
Aug 04, 2009 Oniel rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Baseball love's
Recommended to Oniel by: My teacher
A little boy with a special power he can use baseball card to go back in time. His also a big fan of the all time lagen of baseball Jackie Robinson. On february 2000 black history month his class get a assinement to do a research an a black African American who make a important contribution to society and write a report. The best report will win a prize, four tickets to the kentucky kingdon amusement park. Joe has never went to that park befour so he wont to win. He decided to write a report an...more
Little Kid Reaction: I personally recommend this book for any reader, be they a girl, boy, or even an adult. Even now, at 15, this book awakens in me such an amazing feeling in ways not many other books have or, maybe, ever will.

Big Kid Reaction: These are fascinating stories, and I can second what our teen reader says: they are enjoyable as an adult, too ... even as a Mom! The action is well paced, but slow enough for you to consider what is happening and start drawing out the lessons.

To read o...more
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The author of over 80 books in a little over a decade of writing, Dan Gutman has written on topics from computers to baseball. Beginning his freelance career as a nonfiction author dealing mostly with sports for adults and young readers, Gutman has concentrated on juvenile fiction since 1995. His most popular titles include the time-travel sports book Honus and Me and its sequels, and a clutch of...more
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