Hank Aaron

Home Run Hammer

From the Series Epic Sports Bios (Lerner ™ Sports)

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Baseball legend Hank Aaron was a stand-out from the start. After playing in the Negro Leagues for less than a year, Aaron had Major League Baseball teams fighting to have him in their lineups. In 1954, he joined the Milwaukee Braves and started making history. Aaron shattered Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record in 1974. Learn about the life of home run king Hammerin’ Hank.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Sports
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lerner ™ Sports
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007100, JNF054010
Dewey 796.357092 [B]
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 870
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, and Reviewed

Author: Percy Leed

Percy Leed writes nonfiction books for children, covering topics from sports to science. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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“With lots of details about their lives before and after their glory years, these well written biographies will give readers a great taste of the lives of some truly epic athletes. A smart pick for most libraries.”—School Library Journal


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