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Saint Mick: My Journey From Hardcore Legend to Santa's Jolly Elf
by Mick Foley

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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From beloved #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and WWE Hall-of-Famer Mick Foley comes a Yuletide tale like no other. After a lifetime of putting his body on the line to entertain his dozens (and dozens!) of fans, the Hardcore Legend, is paying the price – physically and emotionally. When the final bell on Mick's career tolls, not in the ring, but in a neurologist's office, his future seems far from merry and bright. Until Mick is given the chance to become Santa Claus – not dress up, not pretend, but become Santa – allowing him to rediscover the joy of performing.<br /><br />Fully committing to his new mission, Mick details the drastic measures he takes to keep the Christmas magic alive for his young children, as well as the many children he meets in his travels who are in need of some Christmas Spirit. In order to fully embrace his new red-suited responsibilities, Mick enters the fascinating world of the Santa subculture, where he hones his Christmas craft while worrying he’ll be excommunicated from the Santa world for, among other things, his Santa character being run over by a motor vehicle on Christmas Eve on WWE television. But with the help of an unlikely elf – 8-time Grammy award winner Norah Jones – Mick learns valuable lessons about the real power and responsibility of wearing the red suit. Because true success as Santa comes not by appearing in front of millions on TV, but by touching peoples' lives by creating "Santa moments" for both the young and the young at heart. <br /><br />Part jolly memoir, part whimsical ode to a lifetime love affair with Christmas, part solemn tribute to the power of finding the best part of oneself in the unlikeliest of places, <i><b>Saint Mick</i></b> offers the magic of Christmas on every single page.<br /><br /><b>With a foreword by Stephanie McMahon, and featuring never-before-seen photos of the whole Foley family!</b>
See No Evil (Brotherhood Trilogy Book 1)
by Jordan Ford

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

October 22, 2016

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<i><h3>The first book in a trilogy about three "brothers" and the girls they must protect.</h3></i><br />All Christiana wanted was a little flirty fun.<br />What she got was a one-way ticket to her personal nightmare.<br /><br />Her friend is dead…and she knows who did it. Now a key witness in a murder trial, she’s been hidden away in the one place no one will think to look for her: Eton Preparatory School for Boys.<br /><br />It’s a stupid move. Insane. But she doesn’t have a choice.<br />Instead of completing her senior year with the popular crowd, she’s being forced to hide in a school with exactly zero XX chromosomes. Even worse, she’s somehow supposed to act like the Neanderthals walking the halls.<br /><br />But then she meets the guys next door—the smoking-hot ones. And it doesn’t help that one in particular could unravel her in a heartbeat…and potentially blow her cover. How’s she supposed to resist Trey Calloway, the star hockey player who never backs down from a fight…and who never takes no for an answer?<br /><br />She’s supposed to be focused on staying safe, not on the guy who’s getting under her skin. Her chilling past isn’t going to suddenly disappear.<br />In fact, it might just be catching up with her.<br /><br /><br /><b><i>If you're looking for a fast paced thrill ride packed with drama, suspense, romance and unexpected twists, then See No Evil is just the book for you.</i></b> <br /><br /><br /><i>COMING SOON: <br />Speak No Evil - due for release in Jan 2017<br />Hear No Evil - due for release in Feb/Mar 2017<br /><br />For exclusive access to an unpublished short story about how Christiana's nightmare began, sign up for Jordan's newsletter: http://www.subscribepage.com/u5u0a3</i><br />
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>
FRIENDLY: the two football players
by Alex ISMERO

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English

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Publication Date

October 16, 2017

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Friendship for most people is a combination of affection, loyalty, love, respect, and trust. The general traits of a friendship include similar interests, mutual respect and an attachment to each other, and in order to experience friendship, you need to have true friends. The emotional safety provided by friendship means not having to weigh your thoughts and measure words. True friendship is when someone knows you better than yourself and takes a position in your best interests in a crisis. Friendship goes beyond just sharing time together, and it is long lasting.
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get B...
by , Rick Bundschuh

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 28, 2004

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<B>The amazing story of the thirteen-year-old surfer girl who lost her arm in a shark attack but never lost her faith -- and of her triumphant return to competitive surfing.</B> <BR> They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the tremendous passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing -- not even the loss of her arm in a horrific shark attack -- could come between her and the waves? <BR> That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii -- a glorious part of the world, where it's hard to deny the divine -- Bethany responded to the shark's stealth attack with the calm of a girl with God on her side. Pushing pain and panic aside, she immediately began to paddle with one arm, focusing on a single thought: "Get to the beach...." Rushed to the hospital, where her father, Tom Hamilton, was about to undergo knee surgery, Bethany found herself taking his spot in the O.R. It's the kind of coincidence that isn't mere coincidence to the Hamilton family, a clan whose motto could easily be "the family that surfs and prays together stays together." To them it was a sign someone had a greater plan than the one they'd been working on themselves -- which had been to scrape together whatever resources they could to help Bethany rise to the top of her sport. When the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was "When can I surf again?" it became clear that her unfaltering spirit and determination were part of a greater story -- a tale of courage and faith that this modest and soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world. <BR> <I>Soul Surfer</I> is a moving account of Bethany's life as a young surfer, her recovery in the wake of the shark attack, the adjustments she's made to her unique surfing style, her unprecedented bid for a top showing in the World Surfing Championships, and, most fundamentally, her belief in God. It is a story of girl power and spiritual grit that shows that the body is no more essential to surfing -- perhaps even less so -- than the soul.
Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything
by Aly Raisman

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English

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Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b>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 />But it wasn't an easy road to success. Aly faced obstacle after obstacle, including naysayers who claimed that she didn't have the talent to compete at an elite level and classmates who shamed Aly for her athletic body. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to believe in herself and prove her doubters wrong. 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 />
Saving Babe Ruth (Prequel to the Lawyer David Thompson Series)
by Tom Swyers

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 27, 2014

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<b>While you're downloading a copy of <i>Saving Babe Ruth</i>, get a copy of the next book in the series (<i>The Killdeer Connection</i>) on SALE today for only $2.99!</b> <br /><br /><i>Going down swinging is not an option . . . </i><br /><br />Survival is the name of the game when two obsessed men teeter on the cusp of madness in a war over a kids’ baseball field in this thriller based on a true story. <br /><br />Travel baseball promoter Rob Barkus has a full bench. He’s backed by a corrupt board of directors, a sports-fixated high school administration, and a mob of crazy travel baseball parents. He’ll stop at nothing to kill the town’s sandlot baseball league so that his elite travel teams can take over its beautiful Babe Ruth baseball field. <br /><br />The only obstacle between Barkus and his field of dreams is David Thompson, a Civil War buff and burned-out lawyer. When Thompson steps up to save the crumbling league for his son and the rest of the sandlot players in town, Barkus unleashes a cunning and ruthless attack against David, his family, and his teenaged league of misfit players. <br /><br />Thompson is outnumbered and surrounded. He’s like a man who walked into quicksand. The harder he struggles to save the league, the deeper he sinks. On top of it all, Thompson is stuck in a family Catch-22. If he surrenders, he might lose his son's love along with his own self-respect, not to mention losing the game of summer for the sandlot kids in town. Yet if he doesn't back down, it threatens his marriage and deprives his son of any chance to play on the high school team. <br /><br />Thompson is on an emotional roller coaster and he can't get off. He is fighting his own civil war as he struggles to make a difference in the town he cherishes without harming the family he loves. <br /><br />Standing alone and pushed to his breaking point, he needs to figure out when to fold and when to fight. One thing is for sure: if he finally snaps, he won’t take any prisoners. <br /><br />Captivating characters lead double lives and keep secrets in this award-winning page-turner, laced with humor, about a man who takes a stand and risks it all to make a difference in a world gone mad. <br /><br /><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Margot Livesey says Swyers "has created a man for all seasons" in David Thompson and calls <i>Saving Babe Ruth</i> "an absorbing and compulsively readable novel."<br /><br />In a foreword, Babe Ruth's grandson, Tom Stevens, calls <i>Saving Babe Ruth<i> a "great story." <br /><br /><b>Read <i>Saving Babe Ruth</i> as the prequel to the Lawyer David Thompson Series which starts with the <i>The Killdeer Connection</i> as the first book. <i>The Killdeer Connection</i> was selected as a 2017 winner in Amazon's international Kindle Scout writing competition.</b> <br /><br /><i> Saving Babe Ruth </i> is an Amazon multiple category bestseller.<br /><br /><b>Gold Winner,  Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 "Best First Book: Fiction."<br />Silver Winner, Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 "Best Popular Fiction."<br />Readers Views, "Best Regional Fiction 2014/2015: Northeast."<br />Finalist, "Best New Fiction," 2014 USA Best Book Awards.</b><p></p></i></i>
Shaken: Young Reader's Edition: Fighting to Stand Strong No Matte...
by Tim Tebow

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English

Pages

218

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>Your identity is defined--not by changing circumstances--</b><br /> <b>but an unchanging God!<br /></b><br />Whether you’re celebrating an incredible victory or facing life’s biggest disappointment, your response will reveal who you really are.<br />In this powerful book designed specifically for young Christians, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow provides an intimate look into how he’s been able to face professional triumphs and defeats and still emerge with his faith <i>and</i> identity intact.<br /> <br />In <i>Shaken: The Young Reader’s Edition</i>, Tebow shares his insight for shaping an identity based not on your highs and lows, but on God. He examines the courageous lives of Biblical figures and the many inspirational people he’s met to show you how to:<br /> <br />Overcome your fears and accept God’s perfect, unconditional love<br />Transform your insecurities into opportunities for growth<br />Embrace your unique, God-given talents to make a difference in your world<br /> <br />With honesty that speaks directly to the heart, Tebow will inspire you to build a God-centered identity and begin today to live out your divine purpose!
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>
No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to ...
by Jordan Romero

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

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Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir that includes color photos, he tells how he achieved such great heights.<BR><BR>On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirteen, American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he became the youngest person to reach the summits of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. In this energizing memoir for young adults, Jordan, recounts his experience, which started as a spark of an idea at the age of nine and, many years of training and hard work later, turned into a dream come true.<BR><BR>“The emotional pitch of the story remains high as Romero contends with extreme weather, frustration, exhaustion, and homesickness to reach, with almost palpable exhilaration, each peak” (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).

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