Henry Aaron's Dream

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Henry Aaron's Dream
Written by Matt Tavares
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763632244
ISBN-13: 9780763632243
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Henry Aaron's Dream

author/illustrator: Matt Tavares

Before he was Hammerin' Hank, Henry Aaron was a young boy growing up in Mobile, Alabama, with what seemed like a foolhardy dream: to be a big-league baseball player. He didn't have a bat. He didn't have a ball. And there wasn't a single black ball player in the major leagues. But none of this could stop Henry Aaron. In a captivating biography of Henry Aaron's young life — from his sandlot days through his time in the Negro Leagues to the day he played his first spring training game for the Braves — Matt Tavares offers an inspiring homage to one of baseball's all-time greats.

Back matter includes an author’s note, Henry Aaron’s career statistics, and a bibliography.

Matt Tavares hits one out of the park with this powerful tale of a kid from the segregated South who would become baseball's home-run king.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763632244 /  9780763632243
on sale date:
01/2010
type/format:
Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 3/4" x 11 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Biography & Autobiography; People & Places; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Matt Tavares is the illustrator of Iron Hans: A Grimms’ Fairy Tale; ’Twas the Night Before Christmas or an Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas; Jack and the Beanstalk; Doreen Rappaport’s Lady Liberty: A Biography; and Kristin Kladstrup’s The Gingerbread Pirates as well as the author-illustrator of Zachary’s Ball, Oliver’s Game, and Mudball. He lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
 
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