Sydney Taylor Honor Book

Learn all about tthe first Jewish baseball hall-of-famer, Hank Greenberg, in this thought-provoking biography for young readers.

Hank Greenberg battled anti-Semitism on and off the field. Raised in New York City, he was the son of Romanian-Jewish immigrants, served during World War II, and then had a long career as a baseball player with the Detroit Tigers—where the moniker Hammerin' Hank came to life—and later as a baseball executive. Readers will experience the prejudice Greenberg endured, even as he made his way into the annals of baseball history: two-time American League MVP, 331 home runs, and first Jewish baseball player inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Archival photos add to the appeal of this Sydney Taylor Honor Book.

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 17.95 CAD / 17.95 USD
Published: 2011-03-01
ISBN: 9781590784525
Page Count: 136
Trim Size: 7-1/2 x 9-1/2

"A multilayered portrait."—Kirkus Reviews

"An excellent choice for kids who enjoy delving into baseball history."—Booklist

"Sommer skillfully places Greenberg's career in the context of the Great Depression, World War II and Jackie Robinson's pioneering efforts as the first black major leaguer."—San Fransisco Chronicle