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Glenn Burke, game changer : the man who invented the high five  Cover Image Book Book

Glenn Burke, game changer : the man who invented the high five / Phil Bildner ; illustrated by Daniel J. O'Brien.

Bildner, Phil, (author.). O'Brien, Daniel J., (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9780374391225
  • ISBN: 037439122X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Farrar Strauss Giroux Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2024.

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"An inspiring picture book biography about Glenn Burke, the first Major League Baseball player to come out as gay, and the story of how he created the high five, the world's most recognizable handshake. Playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Glenn Burke could do it all--hit, throw, run, field. He was the heart of the clubhouse who energized his teammates with his enthusiasm and love for the game. It was that energy that led Glenn to invent the high five one October day back in 1977--a spontaneous gesture after a home run that has since evolved into our universal celebratory greeting. But despite creating this joyful symbol, Glenn Burke, a gay Black man, wasn't always given support and shown acceptance in return. This moving picture book biography recognizes the challenges Burke faced while celebrating how his bravery and now-famous handshake made him a true pioneer"-- Book jacket.
Subject: Burke, Glenn > Juvenile literature.
Baseball players > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American baseball players > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Gay athletes > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Gay men > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Handshaking > Juvenile literature.
African American baseball players > Juvenile literature.
Burke, Glenn.
African American baseball players.
Baseball players.
African Americans > Biography.
Gay athletes.
Gay men > Biography.
Handshaking.
Picture books.
Joueurs de base-ball > États-Unis > Biographies > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Joueurs de base-ball noirs américains > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Sportifs homosexuels > États-Unis > Biographies > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Homosexuels masculins > États-Unis > Biographies > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Joueurs de base-ball noirs américains > Biographies > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Poignée de main > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.
Biographies.

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  • 5 of 6 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rowayton Library.

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