Title: Dad, Jackie, and me By Myron Unlberg

Schneider Family Book Award


Uhlberg, M., & Bootman, C. (2005). Dad, Jackie, and me (1st ed.). Atlanta, Ga: Peachtree.

Short Summary: A young Dodger fan awaits for Jackie Robinson to be in his team’s lineup. The narrator’s deaf dad is also interested too and has recognized his own struggles for respect.

Grade Level: 2-5

Genre: Fiction

Intended Readers: Students who enjoy reading about baseball, or who may have deaf parents.

Personal Response: I thought this book was really interesting because it was based on the author’s own life. I would rate this book five out of five stars.

Text Dependent Question: What activities did the dad and son do ?