Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way by Peter Golenbock

Title: Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way
Author: Peter Golenbock
Illustrator: Paul Lee
Publisher / Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2005
Genre: Biography, picture book
Themes: Baseball, sports, famous Americans, Civil Rights
Summary: Hank Aaron loved baseball and had the skills to play for the majors, but back then baseball teams were made up of only white men. This inspiring true story tells how Hank Aaron overcame the odds and eventually even surpassed Babe Ruth's record. 
Curriculum Connections: Grades 2-5 Social Studies: Famous Americans, Civil Rights; Language Arts: Author's Purpose
Notes: Another great example of a well written biography for children.

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