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  • Published: 18 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9780399173820
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $29.99
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Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars


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Filled with first-hand accounts from superstar athletes who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above is a must-read for kids and sports fans of all ages.

Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome in sixth grade. He went on to become a national treasure after single-handedly keeping America competitive in the 2014 World Cup. Stephen Curry was told he was too small, too weak, and too slow to even play for a major college team. He outworked everyone to become MVP of the National Basketball Association. Jim Abbott was born without his right hand, yet he refused to be defined by what he lacked. He went on to pitch a no-hitter in the Major Leagues.

Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with firsthand accounts from superstars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will serve as a source of inspiration and entertainment for kids and sports fans of all ages.

  • Pub date: 18 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9780399173820
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Gregory Zuckerman

Gregory Zuckerman is a senior writer at the Wall Street Journal where he pens the 'Heard on the Street' column. He appears on CNBC-TV twice a week to explain complex trades. His team has won the New York Press Club Journalism Award and the Gerald Loeb Award for their coverage of the credit crisis.

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