Inspiring Stories of Sportsmanship

Inspiring Stories of Sportsmanship

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by Brad Herzog
     
 

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Teach kids about positive character through real-life examples. Sportsmanship goes beyond a single game. It shines through in all these stories, including the actions of college softball player Mallory Holtman, who helped an injured opponent, and of German track star Luz Long, who befriended Jesse Owens—in front of Hitler—at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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Teach kids about positive character through real-life examples. Sportsmanship goes beyond a single game. It shines through in all these stories, including the actions of college softball player Mallory Holtman, who helped an injured opponent, and of German track star Luz Long, who befriended Jesse Owens—in front of Hitler—at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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

"I was a professional football player for fifteen seasons, but by far my most important job is being the father of two sports-loving daughters. The true tales in Brad Herzog's books show how the games we play can teach seriously important life lessons to kids."—Jake Delhomme, former Super Bowl quarterback for the Carolina Panthers

“As a longtime coach of amateur and professional athletes, I know that sports is about far more than winning and losing. It is about character and courage. It is about doing the right thing, even in the heat of the moment. The Count on Me: Sports series celebrates sportsmen and sportswomen who are role models—not only as athletes, but as human beings.”—Dave Sarachan, MLS associate head coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy

2014 Eureka! Honor Award from the California Reading Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575424552
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/14/2014
Series:
Count on Me: Sports
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
732,108
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

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