By Dan Gutman
Like several different child in his type, Joe Stoscack has to jot down a document on an African American who is made a huge contribution to society. in contrast to any other child in his type, Joe has a different expertise: with the aid of previous baseball playing cards, he can shuttle via time. So for his file, Joe comes to a decision to return to satisfy one of many maximum baseball gamers ever, Jackie Robinson, to determine what it was once prefer to be the fellow who broke baseball's colour barrier. Joe plans on writing a prize-winning document. yet he does not plan on a visit that may for a little while swap the colour of his pores and skin -- and endlessly switch his view of background and his definition of 01-02 Golden Sower Award Masterlist (YA Cat.) and 00 Pennsylvania Keystone to analyzing ebook Award (Intermed. Cat.)Like another child in his category, Joe Stoshack has to write down a record on an African American who is made an enormous contribution to society. in contrast to any 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 record, Joe makes a decision to return to fulfill one of many maximum baseball avid gamers ever, Jackie Robinson, to determine what it used to be wish to be the guy who broke baseball's colour barrier. Joe plans on writing a prize-winning record. yet he does not plan on a visit that may for a little while swap the colour of his skin--and eternally switch his view of background and his definition of braveness.
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When I lay down on my bed and prepared for my trip, I was expecting I’d wake up at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York. That’s where the Dodgers used to play. Or maybe I would wind up at Jackie Robinson’s house. Or wherever he happened to be at the time. But when I woke up, I realized immediately that I 25 26 D AN G UTMAN wasn’t at any of those places. It was totally dark and cold. I was outdoors, at night. The ground was hard. Concrete. Shards of glass were littered around. There were noises of cars honking.
I had almost forgotten to pack the most important thing—a baseball card. Just as I needed a 1947 card to get to 1947, I would need a present-day card to get home again. Baseball cards, to me, were sort of like plane tickets. They took me to the past, and then back to the present. I went through my card collection. It didn’t really matter which current-day card I chose. Even a card of the worst benchwarmer in the big leagues would get me back home when I needed to return. No, I decided. When I travel, I want to travel in style.
He was a little shorter than Dan Bankhead, but more muscular. His eyes were deep, intense. He turned toward me and stared right at me. He gripped me with his eyes. ’’ Jackie asked. ‘‘Joe Stoshack,’’ I volunteered, grabbing for his hand. ‘‘Everybody calls me Stosh. It’s a pleasure and honor to meet you, Mr. ’’ Mrs. Robinson handed the baby over to Jackie while she took Bankhead to the kitchen to tend to his wounds. The baby didn’t like being jostled and let out a yelp. ’’ I couldn’t tell if the baby was a boy or a girl.