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Rising Above

Rising Above by Gregory Zuckerman, Elijah Zuckerman and Gabriel Zuckerman
Hardcover
May 03, 2016 | 256 Pages
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Praise

Scholastic Teacher magazine Summer Reading List selection
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Summer Reading List selection

“An easy pitch for middle school sports lovers.”–School Library Journal

“This collection of mini-bios about athletes who overcame major obstacles packs a powerful message—perseverance and passion pay off. Even non-sports fans will cheer for superstars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry.”–Scholastic Teacher

“So many of the obstacles that these athletes share are retold using personal interviews and primary source material that young readers will find very relatable. Though the people chronicled are all athletes, their stories have morals that are easily transferred to life off the court or the field. The highly relevant message is that no situation is too dire or insurmountable with the right attitude and that young people shouldn’t allow setbacks to define them.”–Booklist 

“[O]ften inspiring . . . The underdog stories reveal that dedication and perseverance pay off, as well as that sports can serve as needed outlets and refuges.”–Publishers Weekly 

“I would rate this a 9 1/2 . . . it touch[es] your heart very often with the ways these athletes turn[ed] their lives around.”–Colorado Kids 

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