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Author Event – Phil Bildner – “A High Five for Glenn Burke” – St. Louis County Library

February 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Popular middle-grade author Phil Bildner presents a heartfelt novel weaving the real history of Los Angeles Dodger and Oakland Athletic Glenn Burke–the first professional baseball player to come out as gay–into the story of a middle-school kid learning to be himself. When sixth grader Silas Wade does a school presentation on Burke, it’s more than just a report about the irrepressible inventor of the high five. For Silas, the presentation is his own first baby step toward revealing a truth about himself he’s tired of hiding. ”A High Five for Glenn Burke” is Phil Bildner’s most personal novel yet―a powerful story about the challenge of being true to yourself, especially when not everyone feels you belong on the field.


Doors open 1 hour early.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.  Novel Neighbor book purchase required for entrance to signing line.

Pre-order “A High Five for Glenn Burke” HERE


About the Author

Phil Bildner is a former New York City public school teacher who lives in Newburgh, New York. The author of many books, including Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans and The Soccer Fence: A Story of Friendship, Hope, and Apartheid in South Africa, Phil is a frequent speaker at conferences and travels to over sixty schools a year.



February 29, 2020
4:00 pm
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