Dad, Jackie, and Me

Title

Dad, Jackie, and Me

Authors

Myron Uhlberg

Illustrator

Peachtree Publishers

Publisher

Peachtree Publishers

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9781561453290

Pages

32 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In Brooklyn, New York, in 1947, a boy learns about discrimination and tolerance as he and his deaf father share their enthusiasm over baseball and the Dodgers' first baseman, Jackie Robinson.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

610L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Race Discrimination; Physical Disability; racism; prejudice; deaf; sign language; adult with a physical disability

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black; White

Awards

Children's Crown Award, 2008, Honor Book
Comstock Read Aloud Book Award, 2006, Winner, Read Aloud Age (8-12)
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2006, Special Recognition
Schneider Family Book Award, 2006, Winner, Picture Book
Southern California Booksellers Association Book Award, 2005, Nominee
Storytelling World Resource Award, 2006, Winner, Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners

Keywords

baseball; boys; Brooklyn Dodgers; Jackie Robinson; toleration

Diversity Impact

indirect

Dad, Jackie, and Me

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