Rising Above

Author: Gregory Zuckerman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069818937X
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Discover the inspirational real-life stories of superstar athletes like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Tim Howard, and more! Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in 6th grade. He went on to become a national treasure after single-handedly keeping America competitive in the 2014 World Cup. Stephen Curry was told he was too small, too weak, and too slow to even receive a scholarship to play college basketball. He outworked everyone and went on to become MVP of the National Basketball Association. Jim Abbott was born without his right hand, yet he refused to be defined by what he lacked. He went on to pitch a no-hitter in the Major Leagues. Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will serve as a must-read source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages. Praise for Rising Above A Scholastic Teacher magazine Summer Reading List selection A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Summer Reading List selection "An easy pitch for middle school sports lovers."--School Library Journal “This collection of mini-bios about athletes who overcame major obstacles packs a powerful message—perseverance and passion pay off. Even non-sports fans will cheer for superstars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry.”--Scholastic Teacher "So many of the obstacles that these athletes share are retold using personal interviews and primary source material that young readers will find very relatable. Though the people chronicled are all athletes, their stories have morals that are easily transferred to life off the court or the field. The highly relevant message is that no situation is too dire or insurmountable with the right attitude and that young people shouldn't allow setbacks to define them."--Booklist "[O]ften inspiring . . . The underdog stories reveal that dedication and perseverance pay off, as well as that sports can serve as needed outlets and refuges."--Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Rising Above

Author: Gregory Zuckerman
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ISBN: 9781549093913
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"Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will serve as a must-read source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages"--

Great Sports Fails

Author: Grace Campbell
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 1541594347
Size: 17.27 MB
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Sports are all about great strategy and overcoming obstacles, right? Not always! Sometimes failures in sports are as exciting as successes. Learn about the biggest fails—from an NFL team blowing a 35–3 lead in a playoff game to the Boston Red Sox selling Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. Discover how athletes and teams have dealt with failure and how they've improved after their mistakes.

Race And College Sports

Author: Duchess Harris
Publisher: Essential Library
ISBN: 1532159560
Size: 80.31 MB
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Race and College Sports looks at the role race plays in the promotion and exploitation of black athletes by the NCAA. The notion of "student-athletes" is called into question, as are graduation rates and whether college athletes deserve to share in the proceeds generated by their performance. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Educate The Heart

Author: Jennifer Lee Quattrucci
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475851863
Size: 34.69 MB
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This book includes 180 creatively designed screen-free activities teachers can implement to maximize authentic hands-on learning in their classroom. Chapter topics include promoting peace by empowering students to handle conflict through kindness, literacy centers, STEM challenges, and ways to build connections beyond the classroom door.

Serena Vs Venus

Author: Danielle Smith-Llera
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756555450
Size: 33.41 MB
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The final match of the 2001 U.S. Open featuring tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams was groundbreaking. It was first time siblings had squared off in the final match for more than 100 years. And it was the first time both players were black. The photo of the smiling Williams sisters holding their trophies after the tennis match appeared in newspapers around the globe. It captured two athletes who fought, and would continue to fight, for a place for women and African-Americans in tennis and the world beyond.

Hands Are Not For Hitting Las Manos No Son Para Pegar

Author: Martine Agassi
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575428334
Size: 25.92 MB
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Hands are for helping, learning, playing, and much more. Remind children of the many positive actions their hands can take, from saying hello to making music to brushing their teeth at bedtime. Children learn that violence is never okay, discover alternatives to hitting, and explore ways to manage strong feelings. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

Manta De Maya

Author: Monica Brown
Publisher: Children's Book Press
ISBN: 9781518118746
Size: 31.18 MB
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"When a little girl's cherished baby blanket becomes old and worn, it is made into a dress, and over the years it is made into even smaller and smaller items, eventually ending up as a bookmark and inspiring the creation of a book. Includes an author's note and a glossary"--