Discover the inspirational real-life stories of superstar professional athletes like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Tim Howard, and more!
"Packs a powerful message-- determination and passion pay off. Even non-sports fans will cheer for superstars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry."--Scholastic Teacher
Group USA goalkeeper Tim Howard was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in 6th grade. He went on to end up being a national treasure after solitarily keeping America competitive in the 2014 World Cup. Stephen Curry was told he was too little, too weak, and too sluggish to even get a scholarship to play college basketball. He outworked everybody and went on to end up being MVP of the National Basketball Association. Jim Abbott was born without his right hand, yet he refused to be defined by exactly what he lacked. He went on to pitch a no-hitter in the Major Leagues.Athlete after professional athlete
in this book found discipline, hope, and motivation on the playing field, increasing above their scenarios. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exhibit the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will function as a must-read source of motivation for kids and sports fans of all ages.A Scholastic Teacher magazine Summer Reading List choice A Milwaukee Journal Guard Summer Reading List choice