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Awesome Stories of Generosity in Sports

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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.

Encourage enthusiasm for reading and inspire positive character development with these powerful stories that highlight character building in sports. The Count on Me: Sports series demonstrates that character is best defined by the people who display it.

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ISBN: 978-1-57542-477-4
Reading Level: Grade 5
Interest Level: Ages 8–13
Guided Reading Level: V
Lexile Measure: 740L
Illustrated: 2-color, photos
Trim Size: 5.125" x 7"
Page Count: 112

Praise for the series:
“My gymnastics medals were the result of countless hours of training and practice. But success comes, too, from an understanding of priorities. As shown by the wonderful stories in the Count on Me: Sports series, athletics can not only reveal character, but also hopefully inspire it.”—Shannon Miller, two-time Olympic gold medalist

“I was a professional football player for fifteen seasons, but by far my most important job is being the father of two sports-loving daughters. The true tales in Brad Herzog’s books show how the games we play can teach seriously important life lessons to kids.”—Jake Delhomme, former Super Bowl quarterback for the Carolina Panthers

“As a longtime coach of amateur and professional athletes, I know that sports is about far more than winning and losing. It is about character and courage. It is about doing the right thing, even in the heat of the moment. The Count on Me: Sports series celebrates sportsmen and sportswomen who are role models—not only as athletes, but as human beings.”—Dave Sarachan, MLS associate head coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy

Ideas and questions to help readers get the most of the Count on Me: Sports series.

  • Common Core State Standards

    W.5.2,2a,2b,2d,4,7,8,9,9b,10
    RF.5.4,4a,4c
    L.5.3,4,4a,5,5a,5b,6
    SL.5.1,1a,1b,1c,1d,2,3,4,5,6
    RI.5.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10


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