What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Jackie Robinson Story is a dramatization of the life of the famous baseball player. The biography is forthright about the racial issues that factored into Robinson's challenges and successes, but inevitably appears somewhat naive by today's standards.
- Families can talk about other sports figures who have overcome prejudice. What other kinds of discrimination have athletes faced over time?
- How realistic a depiction of Robinson's history do you think this is? Does the fact that Robinson plays himself make it feel more accurate? How would this movie be different if it was made today?