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Incredible Stories of Courage in Sports
     

Incredible Stories of Courage in Sports

by Brad Herzog
 

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These true stories of courage in sports will inspire and amaze young readers. Jackie Robinson showed great courage in the face of racism when he broke professional baseball’s color barrier in 1946. Other courageous athletes highlighted in this book include surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a 2003 shark attack. But just a few weeks later, she

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These true stories of courage in sports will inspire and amaze young readers. Jackie Robinson showed great courage in the face of racism when he broke professional baseball’s color barrier in 1946. Other courageous athletes highlighted in this book include surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a 2003 shark attack. But just a few weeks later, she was back in the waves. Sports fans and readers will love these dramatic tales.

The Count on Me: Sports series is a collection of dramatic tales of character in action, bringing together exciting sports history, real-life examples of sports and character building, and lively storytelling. Each book features twenty true stories of athletic challenge, triumph, and sometimes heartbreak. All the books explore a wide variety of sports, with historical and contemporary episodes featuring male and female athletes from around the world.

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“As shown by the wonderful stories in the Count on Me: Sports series, athletics can not only reveal character, but also inspire it.” —Shannon Miller, two-time Olympic gold medalist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575424781
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/22/2014
Series:
Count on Me: Sports
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
400,792
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Brad Herzog is the author of more than 30 books for children, including more than two dozen sports books. He has also published three travel memoirs and a fourth book for adults, The Sports 100, which ranks and profiles the 100 most important people in U.S. sports history. For his freelance magazine writing (including Sports Illustrated and Sports Illustrated Kids), Brad has won three gold medals from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Brad travels all over the United States visiting schools as a guest author. His website, bradherzog.com, includes information about his presentations. Brad lives on California’s Monterey Peninsula with his wife and two sons.

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