Celebrate Jackie Robinson With a Book

04/03/2013 04:47 pm ET | Updated Jun 03, 2013

What better way to celebrate the opening of Major League Baseball's 2013 season, the release of bioepic film 42 and Jackie Robinson Day than reading a book with a kid. Below are some recommendations:

Jackie Robinson Books for Kids

The film 42 will open on April 12. Set in 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. Three days later on April 15 Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day, a day to recognize his legacy when all uniformed players are asked to wear Robinson's number 42.