Over his 10 seasons in the major leagues, Jackie went to six World Series, including winning in 1955, and six All-Star games. Jackie was the first person to receive the honor of being Rookie of the Year and was awarded National League MVP in 1949. Every year, the MLB honor Jackie with "Jackie Robinson Day," where every player in the league wears the number 42 on their jersey.
This past weekend the movie "42" released, telling the story of Jackie's life and baseball career. (Watch a trailer of the movie here) I seriously cannot wait to see this movie! In my opinion, there's nothing better than a good baseball movie.
If you aren't planning on taking your kids to the theater (the movie is rated PG-13), no worries -- we've got you covered! Introduce your kids to Jackie Robinson's story with Dad, Jackie, and Me:
|Dad, Jackie, and Me|
Written by Myron Uhlberg
Illustrated by Colin Bootman
Jackie Robinson was a legendary figure in the fight for Civil Rights. For more on the Civil Rights Movement, check out our book, We've Got a Job. And visit our We've Got a Job Pinterest board.