The exceptional athletes treated in these biographies are living symbols of excellence and celebrity for readers of all ages. Each book relates the masterful skills and physical abilities of a different sports legend who, through hard work, discipline, focus, and achievement, has reached the pinnacle of his or her sport. The tale of each figure's rise to super stardom, from childhood and early training through their breakthrough, major victories, and personal challenges, will captivate readers and inspire them to pursue their own dreams. Features include: High-interest subjects engage even reluctant readers. Explores character building, highlighting each figure's accomplishments on the field and off, including charity work and family life. Special back matter features include a timeline of pivotal moments in each figure's life and profiles of other living legends of sports.
Number of Titles: 6
Interest Level: Grades 5-9
Guided Reading Level: V
Lexile Level: 940-1140
ISBN: 9781508106890 (Print) 9781625136404 (E-book)