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By Dan Gutman

Like any different child in his type, Joe Stoscack has to jot down a file on an African American who is made an immense contribution to society. not like another child in his classification, Joe has a distinct expertise: with assistance from previous baseball playing cards, he can shuttle via time. So for his file, Joe comes to a decision to return to fulfill one of many maximum baseball gamers ever, Jackie Robinson, to determine what it used to be wish to be the fellow who broke baseball's colour barrier. Joe plans on writing a prize-winning record. yet he does not plan on a visit that would for a little while swap the colour of his dermis -- and without end swap his view of heritage and his definition of 01-02 Golden Sower Award Masterlist (YA Cat.) and 00 Pennsylvania Keystone to studying booklet Award (Intermed. Cat.)Like another child in his category, Joe Stoshack has to jot down a document on an African American who is made a major contribution to society. in contrast to some other child in his type, Joe has a different expertise: with assistance from previous baseball playing cards, he can shuttle via time. So for his document, Joe makes a decision to return to satisfy one of many maximum baseball gamers ever, Jackie Robinson, to determine what it used to be prefer to be the guy who broke baseball's colour barrier. Joe plans on writing a prize-winning file. yet he does not plan on a visit that would for a little while swap the colour of his skin--and without end switch his view of background and his definition of braveness.

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Jackie didn’t have a car. We walked to the nearest subway stop. Jackie went through his pockets and came up with a couple of nickels. Five cents for a 40 JACKIE AND ME 41 ride! Not bad. He gave me a nickel and we pushed our way through the turnstile. The train wasn’t crowded. There were about a dozen people sitting around us, most of them white. I didn’t want to get into any trouble, so I tried not to make eye contact with anybody. A few people were staring at Jackie as he looked at a newspaper.

357 average in 1944. Dixie’s dad and his uncle both played in the big leagues before him. And his younger brother Harry was a star for the St. Louis Cardinals. Dixie finished what he was writing, and he walked over to Hugh Casey’s locker. Walker whispered something to Casey, showed him the pad of paper and handed him the pen. Casey read what was written on the paper and signed it. Whatever Dixie wrote on the paper, it wasn’t a letter to his mom. I was curious. Walker then went over to Bobby Bragan, who was strapping on some catcher’s gear.

It must be some kind of a petition or something, I gathered. Next, Dixie came over to Eddie Stanky’s locker. Stanky, I knew, played second base for the Dodgers. When Dixie handed him the pen to sign, Stanky shook his head no and walked away. That was odd. As players were starting to file out of the clubhouse to warm up on the field, Pee Wee Reese approached Dixie and asked to see the pad. Dixie handed it to him and Reese read it. He looked at Walker, said a few words, and then he tore off the top sheet of paper 54 D AN G UTMAN and ripped it in half.

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