The movie ‘42′ is set to be released Friday, April 12th. It tells the life story of Jackie Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman) who became the first African-American to play professional baseball. He signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers where team executive Branch Rickey (played by Harrison Ford) guided Robinson through this momentous time. The movie is already generating positive buzz with great reviews and high praise.
The Cheshire Library has several books about Jackie Robinson that you might want to read – for both children and adults.
Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball by Scott Simon
The Jackie Robinson Reader: perspectives on an American hero by Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson by Arnold Rampersad
Jackie Robinson by Tony DeMarco
Stealing Home : Jackie Robinson: Against All Odds by Robert Burleigh
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball – by Jim O’Connor
There are also more titles to choose from. The Children’s Librarian or Reference Librarian can help you locate them.