We will be taking the fifth and sixth grades to see Jackie & Me at the Children’s Theater on Tuesday, March 26. We have been reading the book in advance of attending the show. The books were given to each student as a gift from the Children’s Theater. Even those readers not generally attracted to sports themed books are enjoying the story!
The book takes us back to 1947 to experience Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in professional baseball. The story is told from the perspective of a young white boy from present day who is transported back in time as an african-american boy to 1947 New York. His experience in the past and transformation upon his ultimate return is at the heart of the story.