Count on Me Sports: Set of Five Books
Count On Me Sports, Set of Five Books
by Brad Herzog
The Count on Me Sports series of books is a collection of dramatic tales of good character in action, bringing together exciting sports history, real-life examples of character building, and lively storytelling. Each book features 20 true stories of athletic challenge, triumph, and sometimes heartbreak—all demonstrating and illuminating positive character traits. Focusing on qualities such as sportsmanship and perseverance, the series explores a wide variety of sports with historical and contemporary stories featuring male and female athletes from all around the world.
Set of Five Books
Powerful Stories of Perseverance in Sports: Amazing true stories offer an engaging way of teaching perseverance to kids. Is perseverance fortitude, as shown by Anthony Robles, a wrestler with one leg who didn’t lose a single match? Maybe perseverance means the sort of toughness demonstrated by Gertrude Ederle, who swam across the English Channel when people thought only a man could accomplish such a feat. These and other stories teach kids the meaning and power of perseverance.
Inspiring Stories of Sportsmanship: Teach kids about positive character through real-life examples. Sportsmanship goes beyond a single game. It shines through in all these stories, including the actions of college softball player Mallory Holtman, who helped an injured opponent, and of German track star Luz Long, who befriended Jesse Owens—in front of Hitler—at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Awesome Stories of Generosity in Sports: This collection of amazing true stories highlights generosity in sports. Readers will meet athletes including baseball player Roberto Clemente, who died while bringing aid to Nicaragua following a devastating earthquake. Kids will see generosity in action through the work of Mobolaji Akiode, a former college basketball player in the United States who went on to form basketball camps for girls in her home nation of Nigeria. These twenty tales will inspire young readers and show the importance of generosity.
Incredible Stories of Courage in Sports: These true stories of courage in sports will inspire and amaze young readers. Jackie Robinson showed great courage in the face of racism when he broke professional baseball’s color barrier in 1946. Other courageous athletes highlighted in this book include surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a 2003 shark attack. But just a few weeks later, she was back in the waves. Sports fans and readers will love these dramatic tales.
Remarkable Stories of Teamwork in Sports: Teamwork can take many forms, from simple to surprising. In these true stories teaching teamwork, readers will learn about six pitchers who joined forces to throw a no-hitter for the Houston Astros in 2003. They’ll travel with Susan Butcher and her sled dogs as they work together to win the 1990 Iditarod. Through twenty dramatic examples, kids will see the true power of teamwork.
Each Book is paperback, 96–112 pages, 5" × 7"