While all professional athletes exhibit extraordinary skill and physical ability, some of them rise above their peers, wowing audiences not only with their talent but also their determination and fortitude. Young readers will be inspired by their favorite athletes’ tenacity, dedication, discipline, hard work, and success. Each competitor’s climb to the top is outlined, from his childhood and early sports endeavors to his establishment as a living legend, including all the trials and triumphs along the way: Cites statistics and important milestones in each athlete’s career; Also explores the athletes’ private lives, including charitable work, family, and other interests; High-interest content will engage even reluctant readers.
Number of Titles: 8
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Guided Reading Level: T-Y
Lexile Level: 950-1100
ISBN: 9781680481358 (Print) 9781625134004 (E-book)