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Awesome stories of generosity in sports
Brad Herzog
Paperback / softback
Free Spirit Publishing
UK Publication Date

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.

The Count on Me: Sports series is a collection of dramatic tales
of character in action, bringing together exciting sports history,
real-life examples of sports and character building, and lively
storytelling. Each book features twenty true stories of athletic
challenge, triumph, and sometimes heartbreak. All the books explore a
wide variety of sports, with historical and contemporary episodes
featuring male and female athletes from around the world.

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Brad Herzog is the author of more than 30 books for children, including more than two dozen sports books. He has also published three travel memoirs and a fourth book for adults, The Sports 100, which ranks and profiles the 100 most important people in U.S. sports history. For his freelance magazine writing (including Sports Illustrated and Sports Illustrated Kids), Brad has won three gold medals from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Brad travels all over the United States visiting schools as a guest author. His website,, includes information about his presentations. Brad lives on California's Monterey Peninsula with his wife and two sons.

"As shown by the wonderful stories in the Count on Me: Sports series, athletics can not only reveal character, but also inspire it." -Shannon Miller, two-time Olympic gold medalist

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Athletes - Conduct of life - Juvenile literature..|Athletes - Charitable contributions - Juvenile literature.|Generosity - Juvenile literature.
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