Just Like Jackie

Just Like Jackie For as long as Robinson Hart can remember it s just been her and Grandpa Robbie knows they look like an odd pair because her blond hair and pale skin don t match his dark complexion but those differ

  • Title: Just Like Jackie
  • Author: Lindsey Stoddard
  • ISBN: 9780062652911
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For as long as Robinson Hart can remember, it s just been her and Grandpa Robbie knows they look like an odd pair, because her blond hair and pale skin don t match his dark complexion but those differences don t mean anything to her And though she wishes Grandpa would tell her about the rest of her family, she s learned over the years that he doesn t like to talk abFor as long as Robinson Hart can remember, it s just been her and Grandpa Robbie knows they look like an odd pair, because her blond hair and pale skin don t match his dark complexion but those differences don t mean anything to her And though she wishes Grandpa would tell her about the rest of her family, she s learned over the years that he doesn t like to talk about the past.But Grandpa s memory is starting to get bad, and Robbie s worried that soon he won t remember their family including her at all She s sure that he would get better if she could stay out of trouble, but it s hard to keep her fists to herself when bullies like Alex Carter make fun of her for not having a mom or for looking so different from Grandpa It s up to Robbie to learn how to deal with her anger and to keep her family together no matter what.

    Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard Just Like Jackie has ratings and reviews Nikkie said This is a amazing book targeted for to year old s and I would have loved this as a ch Just Like Jackie Lindsey Stoddard Just Like Jackie is a lovely story of acceptance about what makes a family and how we make our own families, and about embracing our differences Ann M Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Rain Reign A fresh coming of age novel as feisty, funny, and forthright as its protagonist. Just Like Jackie Lindsey Stoddard Hardcover Just Like Jackie is a lovely story of acceptance about what makes a family and how we make our own families, and about embracing our differences Ann M. Just Like Jackie Decorations Destinations by Jackie Dodge Just Like Jackie Decorations Destinations by Jackie Dodge Crafts Winter Holiday Crafts Nail Polish Ornaments I know Halloween is right around the corner, but I have just one easy craft for you to try before this year s holiday Nick and I are having a Halloween party this year and this mason jar tea light Continue Reading Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard Review BookPage Just Like Jackie covers a cornucopia of social hot points Alzheimer s, a parent dying of cancer, divorce, mixed race families, gay couples, anger management, bullying, adoption and The story never feels forced, however, nor the issues gratuitous. Just Like Jackie Book Review commonsensemedia Jun , In Just Like Jackie, author Lindsey Stoddard successfully gets into the head of an year old who s showing signs of cracking under pressure Robbie s unique situation and sure voice takes the driver s seat right away.

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    About “Lindsey Stoddard”

    1. Lindsey Stoddard

      I was born and raised in Vermont where I began my love for reading and writing in local libraries and independent bookstores My parents always like to remind me how well behaved I was growing up, EXCEPT in bookstores I would run and hide between the shelves because I wanted to live there I still kinda do I moved to New York City after college and taught middle school English for 10 years in Washington Heights to the most inspiring, creative kids Their excitement around books motivated me to pursue my other childhood dream, becoming an author for kids I live with my family in New York City, but we travel to Vermont often to romp in the snow, stock up on syrup, and visit family.

    186 thoughts on “Just Like Jackie”

    1. This is a amazing book targeted for 8 to 12 year old's and I would have loved this as a child. As a adult i simple ADORE it. Laugh, cry, and relate to this wonderful gimps into the life of a struggling girl named Robinson aka Robbie. She doesn't have the best of tempers and when resident bully Alex doesn't leave her alone she punches him in the nose. Little did she know that this would be the start of when everything changes. Follow her through her struggles as she finds out that not everyone ha [...]


    2. This beautiful story and powerful protagonist definitely made me tear up at least twice. The novel seamlessly weaves into its Vermont-embedded narrative considerations of family (and what that means), race, gender, Alzheimer's, and more - all through the lens of an inspiring fifth grader and her life with her grandpa.


    3. I went away to college at about the same time my grandfather went away to a facility that could care for him and his Alzheimer's. Visits with him were rough. In fact, I only visited him one time because instead of his grandson, he thought I was some buddy from the war he had been stationed with. It was one of the most awkward, saddest conversations I've ever been a part of. I had lost my grandpa for good even though he was physically sitting right next to me on a bench, patting my leg.What a boo [...]


    4. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineRobinson lives with her grandfather Charlie in a small town in Vermont. It's always been just the two of them. One boy at school, Alex, gives her a hard time, never calling her the name that she wants to be called (never Robin, sometimes Robbie) and making fun of the fact that she looks very little like her African-American grandfather. After she hits Alex yet again, she gets sent to group counseling, which Alex attends as well. Many of the children in the [...]


    5. I haven’t read a book that felt so much like my real childhood since Wish last year. I felt so close to Robbie who is being raised by her Grandpa Charlie. Robbie holds a lot of anger, especially when their teacher assigns a family tree project and the only person she has in her family is her Grandpa, or so she thinks. This story is one of realizing that just because you don’t have the “American Dream” family, doesn’t mean friends don’t become family and that those who raise you aren [...]


    6. This book is a MUST read for teachers, families, librarians, and anyone who cares about children! Robinson, named for Jackie Robinson, lives in Vermont with her grandfather, her only family member as far as she knows. She works through lots of challenges with the help of a guidance counselor at school, along with some of her peers. I could not put this book down, such a strong first novel. Well done, Lindsey Stoddard. You have captured the actions and emotions of a young adolescent.


    7. ‪Loved @LindseyStoddard's debut: a MG #heartprintbook ❤️"You should hold close the people who push you to be the best version of yourself."❤️ ‬Fell in love with the characters and the story. Tissues required. Grandpa and Robbie will remain with you.


    8. I have been in a reading rut lately, but I’mback after stepping in to Robbie’s world. A stunning text. Teachers, parents, lovers of plain old beautiful storiesis is a book for all of us, and certainly a classroom library must!


    9. This debut novel is simply beautiful. Robinson is learning about what makes a family and how sometimes you get a family and sometimes you make a family, all while trying to help her grandpa who has been forgetting things a lot. She's trying to navigate school, friends and other kids who also have hard things going on in their lives. The characters in this book ars all so likeable. The relationship between Robison and her grandpa is sweet and tender. The other adults in her life are kind and supp [...]


    10. An incredible and moving story of the meaning of family and the compromises sometimes made to keep it intact. Excited to reread it and chat about JUST LIKE JACKIE with my friends!!!



    11. Eleven-year-old Robinson Hart (aka Robbie) is named after Jackie Robinson, whom she idolizes. She also likes fixing cars with her Grandpa in his shop and collecting sap from their Vermont maple trees. But she doesn't being called Robin by Alex, the bully in her fifth grade class. To Robbie, robins remind her of little birds who need to be sheltered, and Robbie doesn't want to seem weak, even though she doesn't know what to do about her grandfather who is losing his memory more and more. Robbie l [...]


    12. Robinson (Robbie) has finally had enough taunting from the fifth grade school bully, Alex, punches him in the nose, and ends up in the principal’s office with her grandfather. She knows her grandfather will be angry with her for not doing what Jackie Robinson, her namesake, would have done--nothing. She helps her grandfather in his auto repair shop, with making maple syrup and remembering things, but she’s afraid that someone may find out about his memory problems and take her away from the [...]


    13. Set in rural Vermont, Just Like Jackie is about a young girl's connection with her grandfather. Robinson is all tomboy. I don't know if that term is even considered politically correct anymore given the current social climate but Robbie harkens back to characters such as Jo March and Scout Finch. Fists flying, sports loving, dress hating girls. Archaic as the term may be, it is the best way I can describe this spark plug. Robinson has never known either of her parents; her father was never in th [...]


    14. I received my e-copy from HarperCollins for an honest review.The story is about a young girl named Robinson Hart (after Jackie Robinson). She lives with her aging grandfather who is showing signs of Alzheimer's. He is Robinson's only living family member that she knows. Robbie has some anger issues especially with a boy named Alex. Their conflicts end them up in a group counseling session at school with two other children from their class. Robbie soon discovers that she isn't the only one with f [...]


    15. Just Like Jackie, a line Robinson reminds herself to get her act together at school. "Let the words roll off like Jackie Robinson" echoes in the sound of her grandpa's voice. Robbie's grandpa is full of wisdom and love. His memory is beginning to slip and Robbie is worried other people will begin to notice. Her life is filled with behavior charts at school, working on cars with her Grandpa and tapping maple trees. However, a family tree project at school causes her anger to spill out everywhere. [...]


    16. I loved Robinson from page one. I loved her blind devotion to those whom she holds dear (hint: not many-she shoves people away), her stubbornness, her colorful use of words when pushed to the tipping pointJust Like Jackie has it all: strong make figure—enter Grandpa, with more than a failing memory serving as the sole caretaker of said plucky heroine. Mixed in for good measure is some Vermont love via going mapling, a bully with a family secret and group therapy and you’ve got yourself a boo [...]


    17. Robbie just wants to know a little about her family. Living with her Grandpa all of her life has given her the abilities to work on cars and make maple syrup, but when it comes who her mom is, he gives no information. As his memory fades and the teacher assigns a family tree project, Robbie becomes more desperate to learn about her background. Classmates such as Alex, the bully, Oscar, the shy, quiet one, and Candace, the perfect student prove to be unlikely allies. They are also angry about thi [...]


    18. This new realistic fiction novel for middle grade readers has so much heart! Robinson, a young girl named after Jackie Robinson, is a character you will want to hug and never let go. She reminded me of Ally from Fish in a Tree! Even though she does things that make you shake your head, you cannot help but love her. Something else I also loved was how this book was written with diverse characters in the story in such a normal way. This will be a mirror book for many kids - some in a big way and o [...]


    19. I didn’t intend to read this book in one day, but it was too good to put down! Ms. Stoddard’s characters have true depth, and I was immediately drawn in and emotionally engaged in this story. So powerful and beautiful. (And, yes, a tear-jerker!)As someone who’s spent a lot of time working with middle schoolers, it also all felt very real. I suppose I mean that it felt true in a deeper sense: emotionally true. And I love the power and strength of the main character - and that she doesn’t [...]


    20. There's a lot to like about this book, especially the first main character, Robbie. While it ends on a high note, and somewhat wrapped up in a pretty little bow, It's very realistic. While perfect for classroom discussion, this title will also work for those who are quiet contemplaters.


    21. Happy book birthday!!!!I'm so excited to add this to my Read shelf, finally! This book will give you all the feels, but even better, it'll do that for the kids you read it withRobbie is a friend you'll want to keep by the end of the book.



    22. ‪My #BookADay was this amazing new #HeartPrint book. Robbie’s journey is one that will stick with me for a long time. From dealing with bullying to her Grandpa’s Alzheimer, she is tough through it all (to a fault at times). I would highly recommend this bk for all clsrms.


    23. This is a book I recommend for readers of ages! It has a little bit of strong language for a juvenile book but it captured and held my attention within the first page. This books was so well written I cannot recommend it highly enough.


    24. Robinson Hart is one tough girl who has quite a bit to handle in her young life. I found this to be satisfying realistic fiction dealing with Alzheimer's, anger, empathy for others, and family history.


    25. Lindsey Stoddard has hit a home run with this example of realistic fiction. This is a great story for kids. It is about family, friendship, empathy and surviving life. There are times readers will laugh, get angry and get sad in a pretty perfect mixture. Robinson’s friends, classmates, and teachers are recognizable. But, for anyone who is dealing with or has dealt with a loved one with Alzheimer’s, it is at times heart wrenching - downright sob-able! I loved it.


    26. Ooof, this book. It reminds me quite a bit of The Great Gilly Hopkins (one of my favorite books as a child) in that (a) Robinson has all this yearning for a family she knows nothing about and (b) she is so completely full of anger. This offers some coping mechanisms for children who may have similar anger problems, but it also shows compassion for the other characters and explains why bullies can be that why, as well as that sometimes people are just insensitive and not actively mean.I loved th [...]



    27. You can call her Robinson, you can call her Rob (or even Robbie), but do NOT call her Robin. Alex learns the hard way that Robinson is fed up with him teasing her about her name, and the fact she doesn’t look like her African-American grandfather who raises her. When her short fuse leads to blows a second time, Robinson is sent to her counselor to help her deal with her anger issues, but a family tree project results in Robinson and Alex being put in the same counselling group for students tha [...]


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