Meet one of America's earliest Jewish-American heroes. The 1930s were a time when "outsiders" were not welcome in Major League Baseball. Henry Benjamin Greenberg began as one of those outsiders, but went on to become one of baseball's greatest right-handed batters. Hammerin' Hank dominated baseball from 1933 to 1948 and was eventually inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. But Hank Greenberg was more than an amazing athlete. While Jews had been playing baseball since the 1800s, Hammerin' Hank was baseball's first Jewish superstar.
As a student and fellow baseball lover I found this book very interesting. I didn’t know that hank was Jewish or that he was a very unathletic guy. The illustrations I didn’t like very much though. They looked like they were done by a young child. Other than that it was very informative.
As a teacher this would be a great book to get a reluctant student to read to me (if they liked sports). I could also use this book to shows how people have over come great obstacles to achieve their dream.