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308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Grades 7-9. Philomel Books.
Ages 12 up. Philomel Books.
"The first openly gay MLB player and inventor of the high five" -- Cover.
Joy and pain -- Top of the heap -- Heart's desire -- Bushrod king -- Hot stuff -- Money talks -- God's gift to baseball -- Truth or dare -- Bad blood -- Unforgettable -- Living in a closet -- Glistening -- Cup of coffee -- On fire -- Open secret -- Hands up -- Big blue wrecking crew -- Indecent proposal -- Blackballed -- Superfreaky -- Signature moment -- Unraveling -- Disco inferno -- Don't call it a comeback -- Top dog -- Russian river -- Got to let it show -- Ground Zero for the plague -- The crushing blow -- The terror of knowing -- No burden is he -- Monumental.
"The true story of Glenn Burke, a "hidden figure" in the history of sports: the inventor of the high five and the first openly gay MLB player"-- Provided by publisher.
Tells the true story of Glenn Burke, the inventor of the high five and the first openly gay MLB player: from his childhood growing up in Oakland, his journey to the MLB and the World Series, the joy in discovering who he really was, to more difficult times: facing injury, addiction, and the AIDS epidemic. -- adapted from inside front jacket flap.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-274) and index.