Rising above how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars

by Zuckerman, Gregory,

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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"--
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Booklist Review: "Through firsthand accounts and personal recollections, the authors recount the stories of 11 athletes who achieved notoriety and success in spite of very serious setbacks in their youth. All 11 chapters offer a host of highs and lows, and they reinforce the notion that success does not usually come easy. The stories, which include highly recognizable names like Stephen Curry, LeBron James, and Dwayne Wade, recount tales of physical ailments, behavior problems, social anxieties, economic struggles, and familial strife. 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.--Anderson, Erin Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Adult author and journalist Gregory Zuckerman (The Frackers) and his sons assemble a straightforward, often inspiring collection of short biographies of athletes who achieved greatness despite personal tragedies and other setbacks. Born in the Republic of the Congo, Serge Ibaka survived war and the death of his mother to go on to play with the NBA; tennis star Althea Gibson (the only woman included) proved her abilities on the court despite facing violent prejudice as an African-American athlete; and Major League Baseball player R.A. Dickey was a victim of sexual abuse. The underdog stories (basketball stars Dwyane Wade, Stephen Curry, and LeBron James are also included) reveal that dedication and perseverance pay off, as well as that sports can serve as needed outlets and refuges. Ages 8-12. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Athletes Biography Juvenile literature
Athletes Conduct of life Juvenile literature
Role models Juvenile literature
Sports Juvenile literature
Biography & Autobiography
Sports & Recreations
Juvenile Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Young Readers Group,2016
Penguin Young Readers Group2016
Contributors Zuckerman, Elijah, author.
Zuckerman, Gabriel, author.
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Language English
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ISBN 9780698189379
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