You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!

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8.8 X 10.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author
Jonah Winter and Terry Widener collaborated on one previous picture book, Steel Town. Jonah is also the author of You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!, which received three starred reviews; Here Comes the Garbage Barge!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; and Dizzy, the recipient of Best Book of the Year citations from Booklist, School Library Journal, Horn Book, The Bulletin, and Kirkus Reviews. His other picture book biographies include Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Diego, and Frida, a Parents' Choice Gold Medal winner.

Terry Widener's acclaimed picture books include Lou Gerhrig, The Luckiest Man, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and IRA Teachers' Choice; and America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, Child Magazine Best Book of the Year, and School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.
"Winter's heartfelt, accessible text is infused with immediacy and enthusiasm.... Magnificent biography." --The New York Times Book Review

Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, February 2013:
"Even adults who are indifferent to baseball will likely be so drawn into Mays' story and Winter's rousing text that they'll want to gather up a crowd just to read this one aloud."

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, December 3, 2012:
"A must-have for baseball fans."

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2012:
"An all-star gem to share with grandparents, parents, children, baseball fans and anyone else."

Starred Review, Booklist, September 1, 2012:
"The Say Hey Kid had style to spare, and so does this irrepressible book."