Henry Aaron's Dream

By Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares

“This rousing tribute should resonate with a wide audience." School Library Journal (starred review)

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 ballplayer in the major leagues. But none of this could stop him. In a captivating biography of Henry Aaron’s young life, Matt Tavares pays inspiring homage to one of baseball’s all-time greats.

  • A picture book biography reformatted as a 6 x 9 and included in a range of "Candlewick Biographies," targeting the educational market.
  • Subjects are a refreshing alternative to "the usual suspects."
  • Received two starred reviews and several awards, including an IRA Teachers' Choice Award, and was named a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People.

About the author

Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Henry Aaron's Dream, There Goes Ted Williams, and Becoming Babe Ruth as well as Zachary's Ball, Oliver's Game, and Mudball. He is also the illustrator of Doreen Rappaport's Lady Liberty and Alicia Potter's Jubilee!, among others. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

ISBN: 9780763676544
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2015
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $9.99
New Zealand RRP: $11.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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