Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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On April 8, 1974, America watched as Hank Aaron stepped up to the plate. The pitch was low and down the middle. Hank swung--and hit career home run number 715! With that hit, he surpassed Babe Ruth's legendary record and realized a lifelong dream.
Before blacks were allowed to play in the major leagues, Hank was determined that that was where he was going to play. When his success in the field triggered a deluge of hate mail, he refused to back down. This is the moving story of Hank Aaron's strength and perseverance--of how he became a great ballplayer and an inspiration to us all.

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User Review  - jlaurendine - LibraryThing

This book tells the story of Hank Aaron, the baseball player to break Babe Ruth's home run record. He was also one of the first African Americans in the Major League. It's a touching story, which ... Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This was an excellent biography covering the birth up to the 715th home run in Hank Aaron's career. It was well written and carefully illustrated. I'd be happy to have this in a biography section in my library. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

PETER GOLENBOCK is a well-known sports journalist as well as the author of Teammates and five New York Times Book Review bestsellers. He lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

PAUL LEE has illustrated two previous children's books for Harcourt. He lives in Placentia, California.