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Glenn Burke, Game Changer: The Man Who Invented the High Five

This book is about Glenn Burke
"Glenn Burke, Game Changer: The Man Who Invented the High Five" is an evocative picture book biography set to release on February 20, 2024, that captures the remarkable life and legacy of Glenn Burke. As the first Major League Baseball player to openly identify as gay, Burke faced significant challenges in his career and personal life. Despite these obstacles, his infectious energy and love for baseball led to the creation of the high five in 1977, a gesture of joy and camaraderie now recognized worldwide. Written by Phil Bildner and beautifully illustrated by Daniel J. O'Brien, this book is a celebration of courage, resilience, and the impact of living authentically. Tailored for middle-school readers, it delves into themes of racial justice and gender equality, inspiring young readers to embrace diversity and advocate for inclusivity in every aspect of life.
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on February 20, 2024
40 pages
ISBN: 9780374391225
Best for readers in Middle School
This book provides valuable insights into Gender Equality and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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