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A high five for Glenn Burke

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Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux,
Pub. Date:
2020.
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
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A heartfelt and relatable novel from Phil Bildner, weaving the real history of Los Angeles Dodger and Oakland Athletic Glenn Burke--the first professional baseball player to come out as gay--into the story of a middle-school kid learning to be himself.

When sixth grader Silas Wade does a school presentation on former Major Leaguer Glenn Burke, it's more than just a report about 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 revealing a truth about himself he's tired of hiding. 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.

A High Five for Glenn Burke is Phil Bildner's most personal novel yet--a powerful story about the challenge of being true to yourself, especially when not everyone feels you belong on the field.

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Best friends -- Fiction
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Burke, Glenn -- Juvenile fiction
Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Fiction
Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Juvenile fiction
Family life -- Fiction
Family life -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Gays -- Fiction
Gays -- Juvenile fiction
Juvenile fiction
Schools -- Fiction
Schools -- Juvenile fiction
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Coming out (Sexual orientation)
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Gays
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