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42: The Jackie Robinson Story: The Movie Novel

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A movie tie-in novel about Jackie Robinson's life story. In theaters 4/12/13.

A novel based on the movie 42--a biopic about Jackie Robinson's history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first African American Major League Baseball player.

Includes a full-color insert of photos from the movie.

Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2013 by Scholastic Inc.
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Aug 31, 2016 rated it liked it
I think this was a good book but it didn't fit my personal interest. It had a good story line and used details that made me feel like i was actually at the game listening to all the hate and hurtful comments that were thrown at Jackie. my favorite character was Jackie Robinson because he was a fighter and blocked out all of the hate, he also was an amazing baseball player and didn't care that he was African American, he just wanted the play the sport and change the way people think and judge abo ...more
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Jackie Robinson is all about being who you are and not caring what other people say. Your skin color shouldn't matter at all , it is about who you are on the inside. Anyone should be aloud to do anything no matter their color, facial marks. America has to much excluding in it and it needs to stop. This is my claim on 42 The Jackie Robinson Story.

This book is for anyone who likes baseball. Also this book would be for kids ages 9-14. If there is anyone who doesn't like being discriminated, they sh
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Reed Hilton
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is an autobiography of Jackie Robinson, the first african american to play in the MLB. When Jackie first joined the MLB he was on a succesful team, the Dodgers, when Jackie first joined the team he was hated, and made fun of by almost all the white people that followed or played baseball, including players on his own team. Jackie was taught to turn the other cheek by a close friend who without Jackie would have never been able to handle all the terrible comments. He was a white man but ...more
Zach Howe
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
42 Jackie Robinson by Aaron Rosenberg Genre-Non-Fiction # of pages 154

Characters- Jackie Robinson- An african american baseball player, was in a war officer. Mr.Rickey- The general manager for the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team. Ebbets Field- Loud, big, where Jackie’s first major league game was. Theme- Don’t listen to what bad people have to say. Plot- 1. Mr.Rickey wants to recruit and African American in the National Baseball League. 2. Jackie is brought to Brooklyn by Mr.Ricky’s assistants. 3
Tommy W
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is about jackie Robinson and how he started his baseball career. He was in the negro baseball league and the moved up to the MLB. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. When he was on the Dodgers the players did not want anything to do with him and ignored him. They wouldn't shower or do anything that he did. Once they realized that he was a good baseball player I think they started to like him a little better. After all he was the first african american baseball player.
I thought this book
Matthew M
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Aaron Rosenberg
Summary: This book is about Jackie Robinson and how he started off baseball in the negro league and made it to the MLB to the Brooklyn. He started off his career with his teammates not wanting to shower with him just because he was black. After they got used to him they started respecting him. But, people still didn't like him because he was the first African American baseball player.
comment: This was a great book! I Loved it so much because it s
Aaron Forbush
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
The book 42 written by Aaron Rosenberg and is about a young boy named Jackie Robinson who grows up to become a wonderful baseball player. In the book Jackie had to go through a tough time. This time was the period where white people hated the African Americans. Nothing stopped Jackie he never stopped playing the game he loved. Jackie became one of the best players. When his time came the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie. People did not like him because he was black but when the crowd saw how good ...more
Aug 04, 2014 rated it liked it
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This is a novelization of the movie 42, about Jackie Robinson and the challenges and triumphs he faced as being the first African American player in Major League Baseball. The book is a quick read and would appeal to sports fans. It is a high interest low level book and many middle school students would enjoy it. I am not a sports fan so the baseball part was not as interesting as the civil rights parts. It felt a bit all over and rushed in parts and I wanted deeper character development. Howeve ...more
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
42 was a harsh and brutal way to learn lessons but it does show that Cretan things will not be easy no matter what color or race, jackie Robinson is a motivated african american who shows how to stand up against racism and shows confidence on how to over come obstacles. i would recommend this because it's a beautiful story on how a african american over came certain obstacles that prevented him from success and show that african americans are just as good at baseball as are whites.
Ryan Williams
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is based off the movie "42". Its a story about Jackie Robinson ever since he was a little boy. His story is incredible on how he broke the color barrier, and overcame all the hate and adversity. He wasnt even aloud in the team hotel at one point. The movie takes you back in time to see what it was like for an African American just trying to fulfill his dream. I recommended this book to anyone and everyone.
Meghan Nels
42: The True Story of Jackie sold out at my book fair in the spring. The publisher also sold out of this title. I knew I had to take a closer look at this book to see why it was so popular. The book is of course based on the movie 42. It was an easy, enjoyable that will fit in nicely in the biography section of my library.
Ben Shotwell
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The story of Jackie Robinson is truly one of the most inspirational stories I have ever read. The story of what a young African-American baseball player had to go through during the 40s. It really tells you the discipline he had to have to not fight back so he would not get kicked out of the league. He will go down as one of the best things to ever happen in the history of baseball.
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought it was amzing! I liked how Jackie was able to maintain himself at games when people started telling him really mean stuff just because he was black. I also like how Jackie tries to be nice to everyone even white people.
Wood Pierre
Jan 13, 2014 rated it liked it
it was alright
Sean Urban
I thought it was a very moving story.
Zack Mays
Nov 01, 2015 rated it liked it
It was good because jackie was the first African American in major league badeball
Malik Glover
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
it was a very good book
Randy Cooper
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Larymar Caballero
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think it was okay
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book! It told about Jackie Robinson's life, but also had a few funny parts.
Jan 21, 2014 rated it liked it
It was an intresting Book 3 stars. ☺ ☺ ☺
Jessica Brazzle
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing true story about Jackie Robinson playing baseball as the first African American to do so.
Yogesh Aggarwal
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really good book to read about what was the condition of black in america and how they treat them even in sports.
Mark Heath
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Saw the film last weekend and looked in to a story about Jackie and found this book. Fantastic read, just like the film.
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Aaron Rosenberg is an award-winning, bestselling novelist, children’s book author, and game designer. He's written original fiction (including the NOOK-bestselling humorous science fiction novel No Small Bills, the Dread Remora space-opera series, and the O.C.L.T. supernatural thriller series), tie-in novels (including the PsiPhi winner Collective Hindsight for Star Trek: SCE, the Daemon Gates tri ...more

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