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Phil Bildner

Phil Bildner
Kevin Lewis

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.

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A High Five for Glenn Burke

Phil Bildner
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A heartfelt and relatable novel from Phil Bildner, weaving the real history of Los Angeles Dodger and Oakland Athletic Glenn Burke--the first professional baseball player to come out as gay--into...

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Available 02/25/2020

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Most Valuable Players

Rip and Red

Phil Bildner; illustrations by Tim Probert
Square Fish
Square Fish

In the fourth book of the Rip and Red series, the two boys have one last basketball thrill ride before the end of fifth grade.

It’s fifth-grade graduation time for Rip and...

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Tournament of Champions

Rip and Red

Phil Bildner; illustrations by Tim Probert
Square Fish
Square Fish

Rip and Red are back at center court in the third book of this middle grade series about school, sports, and friendship that "engages and entertains" (Publishers Weekly).

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Rookie of the Year

Rip and Red

Phil Bildner; illustrated by Tim Probert
Square Fish
Square Fish

In this second Rip and Red book, the boys' world is turned upside down when new-girl-in-town Tiki joins the Clifton United basketball team.

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A Whole New Ballgame

Rip and Red

Phil Bildner; illustrated by Tim Probert
Square Fish
Square Fish

Fifth grade is one crazy ride in this middle grade novel about two best friends.

Rip and Red are best friends whose fifth-grade year is nothing like what they expected. They have a crazy...

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