Jackie and Me: Issues and Themes

    Dan Gutman’s novel Jackie and Me continues to be read and loved by thousands of young people each year. In this exciting program students had the unique opportunity to participate in a national videoconference book club discussion of issues and themes raised in the story, see a scene from Metro Theater Company stage production of Jackie and Me, talk with the actors and director of the play, learn about the history and legacy of Jackie Robinson’s life, and also interact with Dr. Ray Doswell, curator of the Negro Leagues Museum. For program related curricular resources, such as standards and pre and post program activities, click on the Educational Material tab.

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