Henry Aaron S Dream

Author: Matt Tavares
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763632243
Size: 13.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 49

A picture book biography of African-American baseball player Hank Aaron.

A Summer Up North

Author: Jerry Poling
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299181839
Size: 10.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 41

June 12, 1952—only a local sportswriter showed up at the Eau Claire airport to greet a newly signed eighteen-year-old shortstop from Alabama toting a cardboard suitcase. "I was scared as hell," said Henry Aaron, recalling his arrival as the new recruit on the city’s Class C minor league baseball team. Forty-two years later, as Aaron approached the stadium where the Eau Claire Bears once played, an estimated five thousand people surrounded a newly raised bronze statue of a young "Hank" Aaron at bat. "I had goosebumps," he said later. "A lot of things happened to me in my twenty-three years as a ballplayer, but nothing touched me more than that day in Eau Claire." For the people of Eau Claire, Aaron’s summer two years before his Major League debut with the Milwaukee Braves symbolizes a magical time, when baseball fans in a small city in northern Wisconsin could live a part of the dream.

There Goes Ted Williams

Author: Matt Tavares
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763627898
Size: 20.71 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 15

Profiles the iconic baseball hitter, including his rigorous practice schedule as a youth, military service in two wars, and stellar career that led to an unmatched season in 1941.

Growing Up Pedro

Author: Matt Tavares
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 0763693103
Size: 12.79 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 21

The love between brothers is key to Matt Tavares’s tale of Dominican pitcher Pedro Mart�nez, from his days of throwing rocks at mangoes to his years as a major-league star. Before Pedro Mart�nez pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All-Star team eight times, before he won the Cy Young three times, he was a kid from a place called Manoguayabo in the Dominican Republic. Pedro loved baseball more than anything, and his older brother Ramon was the best pitcher he’d ever seen. He’d dream of the day he and his brother could play together in the major leagues—and here, Matt Tavares tells the story of how that dream came true. In a fitting homage to a modern day baseball star, the acclaimed author-illustrator examines both Pedro Mart�nez’s improbable rise to the top of his game and the power that comes from the deep bond between brothers.

I Had A Hammer

Author: Hank Aaron
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061873379
Size: 16.19 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 33

The man who shattered Babe Ruth's lifetime home run record, Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron left his indelible mark on professional baseball and the world. But the world also left its mark on him. I Had a Hammer is much more than the intimate autobiography of one of the greatest names in pro sports—it is a fascinating social history of twentieth-century America. With courage and candor, Aaron recalls his struggles and triumphs in an atmosphere of virulent racism. He relives the breathtaking moment when, in the heat of hatred and controversy, he hit his 715th home run to break Ruth's cherished record—an accomplishment for which Aaron received more than 900,000 letters, many of them vicious and racially charged. And his story continues through the remainder of his milestone-setting, barrier-smashing career as a player and, later, Atlanta Braves executive—offering an eye-opening and unforgettable portrait of an incomparable athlete, his sport, his epoch, and his world.

Harlem S Little Blackbird

Author: Renee Watson
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375985379
Size: 17.46 MB
Format: PDF
View: 36

From Caldecott Honor winner Christian Robinson and acclaimed author Renee Watson, comes the inspiring true story of Florence Mills. Born to parents who were both former slaves, Florence Mills knew at an early age that she loved to sing, and that her sweet, bird-like voice, resonated with those who heard her. Performing catapulted her all the way to the stages of 1920s Broadway where she inspired everyone from songwriters to playwrights. Yet with all her success, she knew firsthand how prejudice shaped her world and the world of those around her. As a result, Florence chose to support and promote works by her fellow black performers while heralding a call for their civil rights. Featuring a moving text and colorful illustrations, Harlem's Little Blackbird is a timeless story about justice, equality, and the importance of following one's heart and dreams. A CARTER G. WOODSON ELEMENTARY HONOR BOOK (awarded by the National Council for the Social Studies, 2013) From the Hardcover edition.

Zachary S Ball

Author: Matt Tavares
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763650339
Size: 16.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 86

Dad takes Zachary to his first Boston Red Sox game, where they catch a ball and something magical happens.