Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-04-13 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 16 user ratings

" Established journalist Zuckerman wrote this collection of short biographies with his sons. Names like Lebron James, Steph Curry, Tim Howard, & Dwyane Wade will pull in young readers. Strong, accessible writing and inspiring stories will keep them reading. " said.

" Written for kids but definitely an inspiring read of overcoming personal challenges and obstacles for people of all ages. " said.

" I think the only thing I didn't enjoy was the lack of a table of contents. It also was a little weird to only have one female athlete. At first I thought it had too many basketball players, then I realized the book is centered around the fact that each person had a very distinct problem as a youth. So there is a lot of variety surrounding that. All the boys at my school are begging me to get this one for the library now :) " said.

" It was a good book with lots of advice to take away from the book and it has lots of interesting facts about really good athletes. " said.

" Pretty fabulous. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that I wished they could've found at least one more female athlete to include. But it is spot on and will definitely find fans! " said.

" Exactly as promised and written in a kid appealing fashion. There's a common theme of, "I didn't let anybody tell me I couldn't be a star athlete" but there's also a common theme of hard work and perseverance and focus. Lots of kids will want to read this book. " said.

" I particularly like how the difficulties overcome vary so much: from Tourette's syndrome, to an unstable home life, to racial discrimination to simply being thought of as too small and weak to be a professional athlete. That, combined with the fact that overcoming that challenge is what made these athletes great, provides food for thought for anyone. " said.

" This book was amazing if you like sports like me. It told you about how eleven sport pros overcame they're ruff and hard childhood. It features LeBron James, Steph Curry, Dwayne Wade and more. An example of one of these sport pros featured in the book is Serge Ibaka who in my opinion had the worst, hardest and most ruff child hood in the whole book. Want to know. Read to find out. If so enjoy. " said.

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