Who Is Aaron Judge? (Who Was?)

by James Buckley (Author) Andrew Thomson (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?

Learn about the exciting record-breaking career of home run hero Aaron Judge in the Who HQ Now format featuring newsmakers and trending topics.

Since making his Major League Baseball debut in 2016, Aaron Judge has taken the world of baseball by storm. He has won Home Run Derby competitions and has been named an All-Star. In 2022, he broke the American League record for most home runs in a season when he hit 62 homers. Young readers will learn about how Aaron became the star he is today after excelling in college baseball at Fresno State University and growing up playing football, basketball, and baseball.

Get to know more about #99 on the New York Yankees in this nonfiction title perfect for baseball fanatics and young athletes.

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James Buckley
James Buckley Jr. has written more than 50 books for kids, including Who Was Jim Thorpe? and Who Was Pelé?

Laurie A. Conley is an illustrator who loves bringing scenes to life with both traditional and digital ink. She specializes in illustrating historical fiction and non-fiction books for kids, and also enjoys drawing whimsical haunted house portraits and other gently spooky art. Laurie earned a BFA from Syracuse University and has worked professionally for over 30 years. She and her husband live in Maryland with their youngest son in their long-time family home.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
January 20, 2024
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF018010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JNF054010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Baseball & Softball
JNF007100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
Library of Congress categories

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