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Rising above : How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars. / Gregory Zuckerman.

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  • ISBN: 9780698189379 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2016.

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Text Difficulty 6 - Text Difficulty 8
1010 Lexile.
1010L Lexile
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. New York : Philomel Books, 2016. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 577 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Juvenile > Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Sociology.
Sports & Recreations.
Genre: Electronic books.

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