Henry Aaron's Dream

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Henry Aaron's Dream
Written by Matt Tavares
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ISBN-10: 0763658200
ISBN-13: 9780763658205
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Henry Aaron's Dream

author/illustrator: Matt Tavares

Before he was Hammeriní 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 didnít have a bat. He didnít have a ball. And there wasnít a single black ball player in the major leagues. But none of this could stop Henry Aaron. In a captivating biography of Aaronís young life, Matt Tavares offers an inspiring homage to one of baseballís all-time greats.
Back matter includes an authorís note, Henry Aaronís career statistics, and a bibliography.

ďWell-written text and brilliantly composed art highlight the poignancyand triumph in Aaron's story.Ē ó
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0763658200 / 9780763658205
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Picture Books / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 3/4" x 11 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Biography & Autobiography; People & Places; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
"When I set out to write about Henry Aaron, I expected to focus on his historic quest to break Major League Baseballís all-time home-run record. But in researching his life, I found that the most fascinating part of Henry Aaronís story took place before he ever set foot on a big-league baseball field -- back when he was a skinny kid who held his bat the wrong way; but who never gave up his dream, even when it seemed impossible."

Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
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