Hammerin' Hank: The Life of Hank Greenberg (Hardcover)

The Life of Hank Greenberg

By Yona Zeldis McDonough, Malcah Zeldis (Illustrator)

Walker Childrens, 9780802789976, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2006



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.

About the Author

YONA ZELDIS McDONOUGH is the author of nine books for children and young readers--four of them illustrated by her mother, renowned folk artist Malcah Zeldis--including Peaceful Protest: The Life of Nelson Mandela. The author lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their two children.MALCAH ZELDIS was born in 1931 and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. As a child, Malcah spent endless hours with her brother, bedridden, listening to his hero, Hank Greenberg, play ball on the radio. Malcah Zeldis lives and paints in New York City.