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It Was Opening Day,And Every Kid In Brooklyn Knew This Was Our Year The Dodgers Were Going To Go All The Way It Is The Summer OfAnd A Highly Charged Baseball Season Is Underway In New York Jackie Robinson Is The New First Baseman For The Brooklyn Dodgers And The First Black Player In Major League Baseball A Young Boy Listens Eagerly To The Dodgers Games On The Radio, Each Day Using Sign Language To Tell His Deaf Father About The Games His Father Begins To Keep A Scrapbook, Clipping Photos And Articles About Jackie Finally One Day The Father Delivers Some Big News They Are Going To Ebbets Field To Watch Jackie Play Author Myron Uhlberg Offers A Nostalgic Look Back At , And Pays Tribute To Jackie Robinson, The Legendary Athlete And Hero Illustrator Colin Bootman S Realistic, Full Color Illustrations Capture The Details Of The Period And The Excitement Of An Entire City As Robinson And The Dodgers Won The Long Awaited Pennant, And Brought An Entire New York Community Together For One Magical Summer

10 thoughts on “Dad, Jackie, and Me

  1. says:

    Dad, Jackie and Me is the story about a boy and his dad who bond by going to Brooklyn Dodgers baseball games Only they aren t just going to the games because they are Dodgers fans, it s Jackie Robinson s rookie season as the first black man to play in major league baseball The story starts with the boy explaining that his ear was glued to the radio because it was opening day 1947 The boy explained that he listened to the entire first game and could see it all in his mind s eye and he dreamed of the day he could see it for himself One day, his father brought home tickets for a Dodgers game, as the dad and the boy get ready to go to the game the boy tossed a ball to the dad, but the dad couldn t catch the ball, because he never played baseball While at the game, the dad was chanting go Jackie like others in the crowd, but because he is deaf, he cannot hear himself, and it sounds like Go Ah gee and the boy felt embarrassed because everyone turned to look at his dad The Dodgers ended up winning that first game and the boy s dad was anxious for the boy to teach him everything he knew about baseball, and Jackie Robinson The two kept going to the baseball games whenever they could and watched how Jackie never complained or reacted to the hard time he got from the opposing teams and the horrible things they called him At the end of the story Jackie tosses a ball into the crowd and the boy s dad reached up and caught the ball with his bare hand The last page of the book is an author s note that explains, This story is a work of fiction Parts of is, however, are based on truth This is followed by an explanation about how the story is based on the author s own boyhood experiences and the struggles his father endured because of his impairment The watercolor painted pictures give this book an older look allowing the reader to feel like they are taken back to this time period Large, detailed, pictures take up over half of each page leaving space at the bottom for text The format of every page is set up the same, except for one, where the text is written in 2 columns on each page instead of all the way across the page This stood out to me as I read I think it may have been set up this way intentionally because of all the dialogue The 2 columns made the text easier to read This text could be used in many ways in an elementary through high school classroom Ideas of prejudice and racism could be discussed, and other first people to accomplish a goal could be discovered The detailed illustrations add to the story and could be used, along with the text, to make inferences Baseball is not my favorite, but I enjoyed the story that was told and how each character overcame a struggle.

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    Along with the rest of New York, a young boy is captivated when the Brooklyn Dodgers sign Jackie Robinson, the first Black player in major league history When the boy s previously uninterested father starts to share in the excitement, they start a scrapbook together commemorating the historic season, and attend every game they can No fan cheers louder than the boy s deaf father, whose only wish is to meet Jackie Robinson in person.A fictionalized account, Dad, Jackie, and Me, is based on the connection author Myron Uhlburg s deaf father felt to Jackie Robinson in their shared quest to gain respect despite their differences and persevere against challenges This book has numerous positive reviews Kirkus, Publisher s Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist , and also won the Teacher s Choice Award 2006 , and the Schneider Family Book Award 2006 which is given for work which embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences The Author s Note at the end of Dad, Jackie, and Me is a wonderful story in itself, and could serve as its own read aloud.Written for children grades 2 4 or younger for those teachers and parents who are not shy of the subject matter, or the word Negro , this story begs for a discussion on the acceptance of all kinds of people, and sheds light on our not so pretty recent past It also shows how bonds can be created despite race, color, or disabilities The realistic illustrations are muted water colors which give a great sense of the 1940 s time period and setting In my opinion, this is an important story meant to be shared.

  3. says:

    Dad, Jackie, and Me written by Myron Uhlberg is an award winning book that was published in 2005 It won the Teacher s Choice Award as well as the Schneider Family Book Award The story takes place in Brooklyn, New York in 1947 It is Opening Day at Ebbets Field and the Dodgers are playing The story tells the tale of a boy and his father and their experience on Opening Day The language is very expressive in the book and gives great voice to the characters The book also gives great details about the field and the boy s experience I shut my eyes against the glare When I opened them again, my breath caught in my throat I had never seen anything so perfect as the inside of Ebbets Field There, laid out at my feet, was the emerald green field, each blade of grass reflecting the light from the afternoon sun There is a nice explanation of historical background about baseball, the times in the 40 s and 50 s, and Jackie Robinson I would use this book in a classroom 2 6 I think it could be integrated nicely with newspaper articles for reading primary documents Overall, I really enjoyed the story, language, artwork, and curriculum applications for this book I would highly recommend it I also watched the video on Youtube and I thought it was a nice addition to the story

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    Dad, Jackie, and Me is about a young boy who is obsessed with baseball and Jackie Robinson The young boy s dad decides to take him to his first baseball game to see Jackie Robinson in his first year in the Major leagues The dad who is deaf starts to love the game just like his son, this creates a bonding opportunity for the two, where the son teaches his dad about baseball through sign language Even though the dad can not hear what is happening at the game, or catch a baseball, he continued to go to the games with his son and becomes and fascinated with baseball This book is historical fiction, and I would use it in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade classes mostly in 3rd grade This book is very versatile and would be an extremely helpful book to have in the classroom For starters, this book begins to talk about how unfairly Jackie Robinson was treated even though he was an amazing athlete, he was called names and was even injured on purpose This can start a discussion with students on racism, discrimination, and segregation The story of Jackie Robinson is true as well which may make it easier for students to comprehend Another way this book could be used is to show students that just because there is something different about someone, does not mean that there is something wrong with them This book put an emphasis on how the boy s dad was deaf and could not hear the crowd or the band at the game, he did not fully know what he was saying because he could not hear it and could not catch a baseball Even with all of these things he was still about to fall in love with baseball and enjoy going to the games, and playing catch with his son He even caught a ball at the end of the season with his bare hands I think this teaches students an important lesson that just because someone may look or act different does not mean that they are better or worse than we are Just because someone is deaf, or a different race than you does not mean that they are not people and deserve less This book could be used to talk about different disabilities, and how people can manage those disabilities and how we can help with those For example, learning sign language so students can communicate with community members who are deaf This book can be used in so many different ways and is really a great tool to have in the classroom.This book was a WOW book for me because it really has a lot of good content packed into a quick read This book made me feel the pain that Jackie Robinson went through, and the happiness of the dad and the boy when they went to their first game together This book was a wow book because it showed how important it is to never give up, the dad never game up on catching a ball and eventually caught a ball and Jackie Robinson never gave up on baseball even though people were awful to him This book is just so fascinating because it is from real life events, and portrays those events in an interesting way I would 100% recommend this book to anyone I read this through MackinVIA as an ebook

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    Dad, Jackie, and Me is a historical fiction book that takes place in 1947, during Jackie Robinson s first year in the Major Leagues This book tells the story of a son and his father, who happens to be deaf, bonding over their love of the Brooklyn Dodgers, specifically Jackie Robinson, who was the first African American Player to be on a MLB team Although the son is passionate about baseball in the beginning of the story, he starts teaching his dad how to play as they follow Robinson s rookie season together I would use this book in a third or fourth grade classroom.This book could be used to talk about a variety of topics with students Teachers could use this book to talk about race and discrimination, as it depicts how Jackie Robinson was treated by other players and talks about how he was the first African American to play in the MLB, breaking a racial barrier in sports The students could make a timeline of Jackie Robinson s journey to the major leagues and use this book as a resource for his first season, since it tells part of the story about the discrimination he faced and has info about Jackie Robinson on the last page It could also be a great resource to use to discuss disabilities, specifically deafness and other hearing impairments This could be used to talk about sign language and how helpful it is for people with disabilities to communicate, how we as a society view people with disabilities, and also what it might be like to have someone with a disability in your family This book was a WOW book for me because I thought that it contained so many great themes and teaching moments in it I think that the premise of the book, Jackie Robinson s first year in the MLB, is so simple, but the author does an amazing job of making deeper connections to race, disabilities, and how important it is to treat others with respect and kindness I think that many students could relate to the main character of the story and would feel connected with the story through thinking about things that they share with their family members or friends, such as a love of a baseball team.

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    Tells how a boy and his deaf father bond during Jackie s first year with the Brooklyn Dodgers.Author s note explains how the author s deaf father identified with Jackie and explained some of the discrimination his father experienced since he was deaf His father told him about another baseball player, William Ellsworth Hoy nicknamed Dummy Hoy since deaf people were thoughtlessly called deaf and dumb Yet Hoy played 14 years and stole a record 82 bases in his rookie year, one day he threw three men out at home plate from the outfield, which had never been done before Hoy also taught umpires to use hand signals to call balls and strikes Thus he states he realized that both his father and Jackie experienced and worked to overcome thoughtless prejudice.

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    Author Myron Uhlberg writes a genuine tribute to Jackie Robinson s rookie year with the Brooklyn Dodgers through the eyes of a baseball obsessed boy, maybe 9 or 10 years old While the boy is never named, I m thinking that the author is writing about himself, since he, like the protagonist, grew up with two deaf parents in Brooklyn, NY during the time of Jackie Robinson Though his dad never seemed to care about baseball, he comes home one day with tickets to Ebbets Field to watch the Dodgers He wants to meet Jackie Robinson, which the boy doesn t think will happen because Jackie Robinson doesn t know sign language, so how would they communicate With simple watercolor illustrations by Colin Bootman, the book takes on that historical feel without getting too boring The descriptions of Ebbets field by the author are written as seen through the eyes of a child The boy, embarrassed by his dad s yelling because it comes out all garbled, is honest and works with his dad every night to catch a baseball This son teaching the father is a sweet twist The action culminates with Jackie Robinson making a spectacular catch to end the game later in the season He must have heard the Dad s voice, because he looked at Dad and threw the game ball to him and Dad caught it something he hadn t ever done with his son.The boy s Dad is so determined to have his son learn about Jackie Robinson because as a young child being deaf, he wasn t given opportunities other hearing children had This parallels to Jackie Robinson s situation of being black in an all white sport He can relate somewhat to Robinson s struggles and admires his courage and perseverance I would use this book with upper elementary students to teach those qualities, a bit of history and discussion.

  8. says:

    This was a wonderful fictional story inspired by true events Myron Uhlberg tells a story based on his father, a man with a deafness, becoming a great fan and supporter of Jackie Robinson, the first african american to play on a Major League baseball team Uhlberg and his father attended many baseball games throughout the 1947 season to see the famous ballplayer Uhlberg s father had never had much of an opportunity to play or learn about baseball Inspired by Robinson s struggle against hatred and discrimination in the major league s, the father asks his son to teach him about the game and takes an interest in the sport This is due to the fact that Robinson s struggle to succeed parallels his own.I really enjoyed Colin Bootman s realistic watercolor illustrations They capture the era of the story well and make you feel as if you were really at Ebbets Field watching Robinson and the Dodgers play.

  9. says:

    This story tells about the summer of 1947 in Brooklyn and the beginnings of Jackie Robinson s famous career in baseball The narrative is a work of fiction, but is based on actual events and I love that the author shared some of his personal experiences growing up with parents who were deaf I was also impressed how he explained his father s appreciation for Mr Robinson s ability to focus on the game, do his best, and ignore the people who were cruel and unfair to him The narrative is engaging and the illustrations really bring the reader back to that time in American history We really enjoyed reading this book together.

  10. says:

    The story s theme of overcoming prejudice and discrimination touches my heart every time I read it.