A High Five for Glenn Burke
When sixth grader Silas Wade does a school presentation on former Major Leaguer Glenn Burke, it’s more than just a report on the irrepressible inventor of the high five. Burke was a gay baseball player in the 1970s—and for Silas, the presentation is his own first baby step toward coming out. Soon he tells his best friend, Zoey, but the longer he keeps his secret from his baseball teammates, the more he suspects they know something’s up—especially when he stages one big cover-up with terrible consequences.
JLG Release: Jun 2020
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Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
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School Library Journal
8 1/4" x 5 1/3"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism; Discrimination: Sexuality; Language: Homophobic Slur
Glenn Burke (1952 1995), Baseball, Role models, Schools, Coming out (sexual orientation), Best friends, Friendship, Family life, LGBTQ,