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

author/illustrator: Matt Tavares

series name:
Tavares Baseball Books

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 Aaron's young life, Matt Tavares offers an inspiring homage to one of baseball's all-time greats.

"Well-written text and brilliantly composed art highlight the poignancyand triumph in Aaron's story." -
School Library Journal (starred review)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763658200 / 9780763658205
on sale date:
02/2012
type/format:
Nonfiction-picture / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 3/4" x 11 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 5
 
subjects:
Working/Careers; Sports; Social Studies; Black History Month; Biography;
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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