Jackie and Me

Jackie and Me

Recently, I went to watch a play called “Jackie And Me” with the whole 5th grade from my school. Afterwards, we went to McDonalds. It was the best trip ever!

First of all; let’s get to know Jackie Robinson! Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson was born on January 31st, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. Jackie was born into a sharecropping family. He had 4 older siblings.

Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier at the age of 28: He was the first African-American to play in the modern major leagues. During his whole life, Jackie was treated unfairly. Many people teased him and made fun of him. But soon they became ashamed of what they had done!

The play “Jackie And Me” was about a kid named Joey Stoshack who had to do a report for school about Jackie Robinson. Joey knew exactly how to do it! He had the power to hold a baseball card of any famous baseball player and travel back into the period of time when they lived!

So, this is exactly what Joey did. He had to go through a lot of trouble, but he finally went back in time to meet Jackie Robinson. Joey realized how cruel segregation was back then and how poorly people treated African Americans. He got to know Jackie Robinson and all the impact he had on people’s lives.

After Joey got all his information for his report, he was ready to return home. But there was one problem, someone had stolen Joey’s baseball card! He didn’t know how to return home!

To find out if Joey returned home, you should go watch the play if someone puts it on near you.

My favorite part was when Joey keeps mimicking every grown-up. I also liked the part at the end of the show where you could high five or fist bump the actors from the play.

It was an awesome play and I would recommend it from ages 8+. If you want to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day, then get ready for April 15! You might think that history is boring and all, but this play was amazing!

“A life is not important, except the impact it has on other lives” – Jackie Robinson.