February 5 Birthday: Henry Aaron

Henry Aaron, athlete, baseball player
February 5, 1934-

Henry Aaron’s Dream by Matt Tavares (Candlewick, 2010)

Henry Aaron was one of the home run kings of baseball.Readers will follow along as he follows his dream to becoming one of the greatest players to ever play the game. From a child growing up in Mobile, Alabama with no bat and no ball to playing in the big leagues, Tavares inspires us to never give up with this powerful true story.

February 5 Birthday: HANK AARON: BRAVE IN EVERY WAY

Hank Aaron, athlete
Feb. 5, 1934-

Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way by Peter Golenbock, illustrated by Paul Lee (Gulliver Books, 2001)

African-American baseball great Hank Aaron followed his dream and in spite of the racial tensions in the 1960s and hate mail directed to him, he kept on and broke the home run record of Babe Ruth.

Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, Aaron is featured on their site.