Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Athletes With the Courage to Excel

January 5, 2011

Many world-recognized athletes have had to overcome prejudice and other obstacles as children. Swimming pools only open to them one day a week. Tennis courts declared off limits. Sports leagues closed to them because of their color. Barriers of every kind. The following books tell the stories of several of them in ways young readers […]

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Arthur Ashe Remembered

January 5, 2011

To add further depth of appreciation for Arthur Ashe’s astonishing life achievements peruse the richness presented in the award winning website ArthurAshe.org. One of the many interesting aspects of this site is a video featuring Arthur speaking about the impact of books and education on his own life, including the importance of finishing school and maintaining […]

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SIXTEEN YEARS IN SIXTEEN SECONDS:THE SAMMY LEE STORY by Paula Yoo

January 5, 2011

Access the link below to view a video featuring author Paula Yoo discussing the inspiration behind Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story. Learn about the story behind the diving legend Sammy Lee, how he overcame the limitations of racial prejudice, and how instrumental his father’s encouragement was in his ultimate Olympic success. […]

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PELE, KING OF FOOTBALL by Monica Brown

January 5, 2011

Pelé, soccer legend, is not only known for being the first man to score 1000 goals in his lifetime and for leading Brazil to three World Cup Championships, but also for his devotion to good sportsmanship and commitment to team spirit. Pelé, King of Football is a inspirational celebration of these valuable attributes, Pele’s personal achievements, and more. […]

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