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Jackie & Me (Baseball Card Adventures #2)

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  2,279 Ratings  ·  171 Reviews
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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Chase
Mar 13, 2015 Chase rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Cameron Phinney
Recommended to Chase by: My Brother
My interest in Dan Gutman's books are very good and this book was very good. It started of with Joe having to write a school report on an athletic African-American. He has a way to travel back in time by holding a baseball card. So, he decided to go back and meet Jackie Robinson. When he arrived with Jackie Robinson he realizes he turned African-American when he went back in time. Joe felt what it was like to be an African man back in 1947 when they were treated poorly. He asked Jackie about his ...more
7niko
Nov 26, 2012 7niko rated it it was amazing
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
04dakotacase
Sep 08, 2011 04dakotacase rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-reports
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
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Beth
Mar 30, 2015 Beth rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, 2015
According to my kids, these books should receive 5 stars. They LOVE this series. These aren't masterpieces, but I appreciated that this book didn't mince words when discussing how Jackie Robinson was treated.
Tyler Hart
Dec 26, 2012 Tyler Hart rated it it was amazing
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
Gabe
Jan 13, 2014 Gabe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gabe, gabe2
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.
Stephanie Gamez
Jackie and Me was a very good book. Especially if you are a baseball lover. The book Jackie and Me is a series that contains stories that are first starting in the future, but then as it goes towards the middle the character needs to travel back in time to find out questions he has had or things he needs for school, but to make it more interesting he travels back in time.
Joe is a kid that travels through time. In this book he travels back in time because his social studies teacher assigned an
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Wyattmclaughlin
Dec 04, 2014 Wyattmclaughlin rated it it was amazing
Jackie and Me by Dan Gutman was one of the very best books I have ever read. Why, because Jackie Robinson is one of the best baseball players of all time. At the end of the book I was shaking because of what the main character did.

The main character, Joe Stoshack, has to go back in time and meet Jackie Robinson for a project for Black History Month. He also has to fill up a suitcase full of baseball cards so when he gets back he will get lots of money but he ends up not bringing them back becaus
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Pandora
Jul 26, 2014 Pandora rated it liked it
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
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Eddy Allen
Apr 01, 2014 Eddy Allen rated it really liked it
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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 r
...more
Nick McCarty
Oct 26, 2015 Nick McCarty rated it it was amazing
In my book there is a young boy named Stosh who loves baseball, he has a coach named Flip that played in the MLB. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. My book takes place in Louisville, very close to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Flip owns a baseball card store and Stosh has a special ability to travel back through time with baseball cards. Only Flip and Stosh's parents know about this special power. So when Stosh gets an essay from his english teacher on Black History Month, Flip suggests that he d ...more
Brady Peterson
Feb 01, 2011 Brady Peterson rated it really liked it
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.
Christian Schmidt
Dec 17, 2015 Christian Schmidt rated it it was amazing
Jackie & Me
I read Jackie & Me by Dan Gutman in 8th grade, and it was one of my favorite books I ever read. I loved this book because of the journey’s he takes, and it makes you feel like you’re with him. Jackie & Me is one of the best adventure books for baseball that there is.
Joe Stoshack is a boy that has amazing powers with baseball cards. Joe is able to go back in time to the person on the card that he’s holding. He uses his special power to go back in time, and learn about bas
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Cierra Fisher
May 14, 2016 Cierra Fisher rated it it was amazing
Jackie and Me is a science diction/fantasy book for children around 8 years old or older. The main character is a little boy who has to do a school report on an African American who’s made an important contribution to society. When Joe received his list for his report, he knew exactly who he wanted to pick. He chose Mr. Jackie Robinson because of their common interest in baseball. Joe was a baseball fanatic. Joe collects baseball cards that give him special power to go back in time. Joe wanted t ...more
Ashley Kerns
Apr 27, 2014 Ashley Kerns rated it it was amazing
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
Kate Schwarz
Aug 02, 2014 Kate Schwarz rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-with-kids
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
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Jdrysdaleanderson4
Mar 04, 2015 Jdrysdaleanderson4 rated it it was amazing
Josh is a young kid who can travel through time using baseball cards. He had to do and essay for black history month about jackie robinson. What he wanted to do to ace this essay was to go to the past and meet jackie robinson. So he managed to get a Jackie Robinson card. But there was one problem when he landed in 1940 he was black. Since Jackie was the first black man to play in the Major leagues and there was still a lot of racism everyone hated him and it was very hard to do or go anywhere. S ...more
Trevorcoffman
Oct 05, 2015 Trevorcoffman rated it really liked it
My character Joe Stoshach loves sports. He is in love with baseball and gets into fights with a boy on a other team. He travels back in time to 1947 to meet Jackie Robinsson for a research project for class. Joe learns how to behave from Jackie when Jackie is getting threats from people who don't want a black person to be in pro baseball. Jackie has to ignore people to help other black people accomplish with racism. Jackie doesn't pick any fights with anyone to show people that he can do it. Th ...more
Philip Cicala
Sep 14, 2015 Philip Cicala rated it really liked it
For my summer reading I read the fiction book Jackie and me by Dan gutman, Joe Stoshack (the main character) has to write a book essay on Jackie Robinson. Unlike the other kids in class joe has a special talent where he can travel back in time to when Different icons lived. He spends time with him and gets to know Jackie so when he gets back to class he will write the best essay. Gutman did a good job by creating Joe as the main character because he is what every kid wants to be. There were not ...more
Kyle Leggett
I really loved the book Jackie and me that Dan Gutman wrote. I thought that it was very inspirational about the things that Jackie Robinson had to go through like breaking the color boundary for Major League Baseball.

The beginning of the story starts when Joe is in school and his teacher assigned his class a assignment where you must right about a African- American person who made a impact on the world. And since Joe is a baseball fanatic he picks Jackie Robinson the first African American base
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MC Miles
Aug 23, 2014 MC Miles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book was very inspiring. It made me like baseball more than I did. The story changes a kid's life. He starts off as a kid has anger problems and wants to start fights when people call him names. He got that from his dad. Since, he has a time travel power, it makes the story more interesting. When he sees how Jackie Robinson was living, he realized that he doesn't have to start fights. He can control himself.
I enjoyed this book. I learned that if someone does something to you, it do
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Kyle Gonzales
Apr 08, 2015 Kyle Gonzales rated it really liked it
In the novel A Baseball Card Adventure: Jackie and Me, young Joe Stoshack had to write a report on an African American who's made an important contribution to society. Joe, however, has a special gift, where he can travel through time just by holding a card and thinking of where or when he wishes to travel. That's what made the book entertaining. I enjoy the historical fiction genre and I felt as if I was back in the 1940's to see what it was like. The author, Dan Gutman also gave me some inform ...more
TrevorCoffman
Oct 06, 2015 TrevorCoffman rated it liked it
The main character in this book is Joe Stoshack. He has a report to do in his class about black people changing the world. He pick Jackie Robinson because Joe loves sports. Joe's favorite sport is baseball. Joe has a hard time at playing baseball because a boy on a different team teases him when he is up to bat. Joe gets so mad that he fights with the boy and got kicked out for a couple games. Joe uses baseball cards to travel back in time to meet guys who play baseball. Joe go backs in time to ...more
Hayden Calleo
Oct 04, 2015 Hayden Calleo rated it it was amazing
Jackie and Me by Dan Gutman is a great book. When stash has to write a report for black history month he decides to write about Jackie Robinson. When he went back in time he turned black and met Jackie Robinson. He got to experience segregation.

I like this book because it is about baseball and history. It taught me a lot about how it was for blacks during the 40's. I couldn't stop reading it, especially at the end. This is one of my favorite books.

I would recommend this book to 4th-7th graders
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Mary
Jun 15, 2016 Mary rated it really liked it
Joe Stoshack can travel through time using baseball cards, so when he's assigned a Black History Month report on a famous African American, he travels back to 1947 to meet Jackie Robinson, and to try to find out from him what it was like to be the first African American baseball player in the major leagues. When Joe gets to Brooklyn in 1947, he is surprised to find that he will have a firsthand opportunity to experience some of the prejudice that Robinson endured. The book includes some interest ...more
Theodore
Jan 15, 2014 Theodore rated it it was amazing
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.




Jagger


This book is up to bat Once you read the first page,you will be sucked right into this adventurous book abou
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Zach
Dec 07, 2015 Zach rated it really liked it
I first read this book when I was in fourth grade, and then I read it again this year and liked it even more. The book "Jackie & Me" by Dan Gutman is a very interesting and eye opening book. This book takes you back into the era of Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers. In this book Joe Stoshack is a young baseball fan who can travel through time by just touching a baseball card. Joe is able to see how Jackie played and the environment he actually played in. I would recommend this book to ...more
Alec
Sep 19, 2014 Alec rated it it was amazing
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 baseball cards. joe can travel through time.so far his report, joe decides to go back and meet jackie robinson to find out what is was like to be the first african american to play major league baseball. joe plans on writing a prize winning report. But he doesnt plan on a trip that will for a short time change th ...more
Cole E
May 19, 2015 Cole E rated it it was amazing
Jackie and Me by Dan Gutman.
Jackie Robinson the great baseball all star is featured in a book called Jackie and Me this is a fantastic book. This is my favorite book in the and Me series by Dan Gutman. My rating for this book is 5 stars no doubt because Jackie Robinson is the most interesting baseball player I know. he was the first African American person to play major league baseball and he was not treated with equal rights. Some people enjoyed having Robinson in the league but most people jus
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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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