Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball (MLB) when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The movie 42, which hits movie theaters this month, depicts his life story. 42: The Jackie Robinson Story: The Movie Novel is a “movie tie-in novel” written by award-winning author Aaron Rosenberg and it includes an 8-page full-color insert of photos from the movie. Historically accurate, the book contains racial slurs.