’42’ – A Movie About Jackie Robinson

movie 42The 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.