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Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from...
by Laura Hillenbrand

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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<b>In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of <i>Unbroken</i> introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. </b><br /><br />On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.<br /> <br />The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.<br /> <br />Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.<br /> <br />Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey—also captured on film by director Angelina Jolie—is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.<br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Unbroken<br /></i></b><br />"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."—<b><i>Booklist</i>, STARRED</b><br /><br />"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."—<b><i>SLJ<br /></i></b><br />"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."—<i><b>Kirkus</b><br /></i><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Giants of The Polo Grounds: The Glorious Times of Baseball's ...
by Noel Hynd

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English

Pages

772

Publication Date

October 01, 2018

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The expanded and revised edition! A big free-wheeling uncensored FUN read about a great team, a great ball park and a great city.<br /><br />The Giants of The Polo Grounds is the definitive work on baseball’s New York Giants and their tenure in New York City. An “Editor’s Choice” of The New York Times when it was first published more than 20 years ago, the book was also a Spitball Magazine nominee for the Best Baseball Book of the year. Author Noel Hynd, a former contributor to Sports Illustrated, has now created a new edition that maintains all the previous text, but expands the work to more than 600 pages from the original 375. Included this time are more stories about McGraw, Ott, Durocher and Mays and their opponents, plus more on the men and women from other sports and various fields of entertainment who also were ‘giants’ of the Polo Grounds: from boxers Jack Dempsey and Sugar Ray Robinson to entertainers Annie Oakley and Tallulah Bankhead to football’s Red Grange and soccer’s Béla Guttmann. <br /><br />The Giants of The Polo Grounds is the story of a famous team, a renowned ball park, an invincible spirit and America’s most vibrant city from the 1880’s to the 1950’s. The new edition is packed with remarkable anecdotes about Broadway, New York politics, good guys and bad guys who made the Giants' era in New York unique and memorable. The new edition, practically the equivalent of two volumes, also features more than 100 photos and illustrations, most of them new, some rarely seen. <br /><br />Critical Praise for<br /><br />The Giants of The Polo Grounds<br /><br /><br /><br />“A compelling and comprehensive history of an extraordinary ball club.” -New York Times<br /><br />“Grandly digressive! The owners, stars like Mathewson and Mays, various eccentric players are all here in this vivid history by Sports Illustrated contributor Hynd.” - Publishers’ Weekly<br /><br />“Fans of all ages will treasure the crazy quilt text for its stylish recall of the game’s summer roots.” -Kirkus Library Journal<br /><br />“Just plain enjoyable as baseball is supposed to be.” - The Pennsylvania Gazette<br /><br />Think of it as a grand slam into the center field bleachers in the bottom of the 9th!<br /> <br /><br /><br />
Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything
by Aly Raisman

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br />Discover Aly Raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive even in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games--and beyond.</b><br /> <br />Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams.<br /> <br />Aly's road to success was full of hard work, perseverance, and victories, but not without its hardships. Aly faced many obstacles, from naysayers who said she'd never make it in gymnastics to classmates who shamed her for her athletic body to a devastating betrayal of trust. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to remain positive and believe in herself. Now, in her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor, and takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games--through her highest highs, lowest lows, and all the moments in between. <br /> <br />Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves, and make their own dreams come true. <br />
Woodsong
by Gary Paulsen

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English

Pages

156

Publication Date

May 29, 2012

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<B>Gary Paulsen has had a life as exciting as fiction!</B><BR><BR>Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range in an Iditarod -- the grueling, 1,180-mile dogsled race -- hallucinating from lack of sleep, but he determined to finish.<BR>     Here, in vivid detail, Paulsen recounts several of the remarkable experiences that shaped his life and inspired his award-winning writing.
Defensive Coordinator's Football Handbook
by Leo Hand

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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Defensive Coordinator’s Football Handbook is a complete guide for football coaches. The information contained in the book has been compiled by Leo Hand during 47 years of coaching championship teams at both the high school and collegiate levels. Numerous topics are covered that will enable any coach to successfully understand and defend modern offenses. Including: <br /><br /><br />• An overview of contemporary offensive trends <br />• A system for identifying offensive formations and personnel groupings <br />• A system for creating multiple defensive fronts and secondary coverages <br />• The base reads, reactions, and techniques for defensive linemen and linebackers <br />• Synopses of the responsibilities and techniques necessary to install different odd and even eight-man and seven-man fronts <br />• Run responsibilities and techniques for both three-deep and four-deep secondaries <br />• Strategies and tactics necessary to stop 19 of today’s most potent running plays <br />• An explanation of the adjustments and techniques necessary to install variations of man-to-man pass coverages as well as variations of zone and combo pass coverages versus different contemporary offensive formations <br />• Different stunt strategies that enable your defense to actually attack the offense <br />• Sample pass coverage/stunt menus for: the 3-3-5, 4-2-5, bear 46, 3-4, 4-3, and weak eagle defenses
Everything Your Coach Never Told You Because You're a Girl: (and ...
by Dan Blank

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English

Pages

187

Publication Date

August 26, 2014

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This is what your coaches would have said to you if you were a boy, told through the story of a small-college team that won more games than it ever had a right to win. It’s an inspiring and straightforward look at the qualities that define the most competitive females, and what separates the ones who get it from the ones who don't.
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed ...
by Warren St. John

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<p><b>A moving account of how a soccer team made up of diverse refugees inspired an entire community here in the United States.</b><br />  <br /> Based on the adult bestseller, <i>Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference</i>, this young people's edition is a complex and inspirational story about the Fugees, a youth soccer team made up of diverse refugees from around the world, and their formidable female coach, Luma Mufleh. <br />  <br /> Luma Mufleh, a young Jordanian woman educated in the United States and working as a coach for private youth soccer teams in Atlanta, was out for a drive one day and ended up in Clarkston, Georgia, where she was amazed and delighted to see young boys, black and brown and white, some barefoot, playing soccer on every flat surface they could find. Luma decided to quit her job, move to Clarkston, and start a soccer team that would soon defy the odds. Despite challenges to locate a practice field, minimal funding for uniforms and equipment, and zero fans on the sidelines, the Fugees practiced hard and demonstrated a team spirit that drew admiration from referees and competitors alike. <br />  <br /> <i>Outcasts United</i> explores how the community changed with the influx of refugees and how the dedication of Lumah Mufleh and the entire Fugees soccer team inspired an entire community. <br /><br /><br /><b><u>Praise for <i>Outcasts United</i></u></b><br />  <br /> “An uplifting underdog story.”—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br /> <i> </i><br /> “Motivating messages that will resonate with teen readers.”—<i>School Library Journal, </i>Starred Review<br /><br /> <i> </i><br /> <b><u>Praise for <i>Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference</i></u></b><br />  <br /> “Wonderful, poignant book is highly recommended..."<i>–Library Journal, </i>Starred Review<br />  <br /> “Engagingly written.”—<i>School Library Journal</i><br /> <i> </i><br /> “Richly detailed, uplifting … educational and enriching.”—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br />  <br /> “Dee"Inspiring...richly detailed...Deeply satisfying...a bighearted book."—<i>Shelf Awareness</i><br /><br /></p>
Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, a...
by Barry Davies

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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<div>Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name.<BR><BR><I>Build a Drone</I> will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will have—and are starting to have—on our everyday lives.<br /><BR>Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled.<BR><BR>Explained in simple terms with full-color step-by-step directions, Davies will explain how to build your very own drone from ones created specifically for this book.<br /><BR>Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), <I>Build a Drone</I> will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.</div>
Breakaway: Beyond the Goal
by Alex Morgan

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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Get inspired to be your best—in sports and in life—with this uplifting memoir from star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan that includes eight pages of full-color photos!<BR><BR>As a talented and successful female athlete, Alex Morgan is a role model to thousands of girls who want to be their best, not just in soccer, but in other sports and in life. The story of her path to success, from playing in the 2011 Women’s World Cup, to winning gold in the 2012 London Olympics, to ranking as one of the National Team’s top scorers, will inspire everyone who reads it.<BR> <BR>From her beginnings with the American Youth Soccer Organization to her key role in the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Alex shares the details that made her who she is today: a fantastic role model and athlete who proudly rocks a pink headband.
The Young Champion's Mind: How to Think, Train, and Thrive Like a...
by Jim Afremow

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 13, 2018

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Sports psychologist Jim Afremow has earned accolades from Olympians to professional athletes for his insightful approach to training the mind, body, and spirit of a competitor. Now this award-winning coach is turning his talents to student athletes in the new young adult edition of his highly praised <i>The Champion’s Mind</i>. As student athletes strive to balance their school and sports accomplishments, Dr. Afremow’s sage advice will be a much-needed guide in helping them navigate the field—or rink or court.<br /><br /><i>The Young Champion’s Mind </i>covers such topics as:<br />- Tips on how to get in a “zone,” thrive on a team, and stay humble <br />- How to progress within a sport and sustain excellence long-term <br />- Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped

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