A High Five for Glenn Burke

Author:   Phil Bildner
Publisher:   Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
ISBN:  

9780374312732


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   25 February 2020
Recommended Age:   From 10 years
Format:   Hardback
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A High Five for Glenn Burke


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Author:   Phil Bildner
Publisher:   Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Imprint:   Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 14.70cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 21.70cm
Weight:   0.365kg
ISBN:  

9780374312732


ISBN 10:   0374312737
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   25 February 2020
Recommended Age:   From 10 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children's (6-12)
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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The story. . .speaks to the importance of creating a welcoming community--whether on a baseball field or in a classroom--that embraces differences with not only tolerance but also complete and unrelenting support. An essential book for all readers, not just baseball fans, about friendship, acceptance, and self-confidence. --Booklist, starred review Beleaguered tolerance strikes out; loud, proud love wins the game. --Kirkus Reviews [A] compassionate, well-written story. --School Library Journal Silas is an engaging narrator, slipping easily and honestly between accounts of his public bravado, his understandable trepidation of worst-case scenario fallout, and his private adoption of a role model in Burke, who both represents Silas' dilemma and cries out for vindication. Bildner's closing acknowledgments disclose that Silas' struggle was also his own, tacitly reassuring readers that, yep, things actually can get better. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books In giving Burke a place to shine, this book is worthy of several high fives, forearm bashes, chest bumps, daps, and any other celebrations baseball players invent as the game continues to advance. --OutSports.com I highly recommend A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner, a terrific fictional story invoking the outfielder from the 1970s who wound up being a trailblazer. --Ken Davidoff, New York Post I loved A High Five for Glenn Burke! What a terrific book about embracing who you are, and the internal and external struggles gay kids face coming out to their friends and family--even loving ones. Great baseball action, too! --Alan Gratz, New York Times-bestselling author of Refugee Silas is a realistic middle-grade hero--a baseball-obsessed kid trying to find his place in the world. Readers will love him, just as I do. --Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Medal-winning author of Hello, Universe A home run of a middle grade novel--a crackerjack story about the love and acceptance that everyone deserves. --Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak Fires a fastball over the center of the plate and into the hearts of readers. As necessary as it is fun. --C. Alexander London, author of the Dog Tags series and the Skybound Saga


Silas is a realistic middle-grade hero--a baseball-obsessed kid trying to find his place in the world. Readers will love him, just as I do. --Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Medal-winning author of Hello, Universe A home run of a middle grade novel--a crackerjack story about the love and acceptance that everyone deserves. --Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak Fires a fastball over the heart of the plate and into the hearts of readers. As necessary as it is fun. --Alex London, author of Dog Tags and Black Wings Beating


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Phil Bildner is a former New York City public school teacher and lives in Newburgh, New York. The author of many books, he speaks at numerous schools and libraries every year. philbildner.com

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