Rising Above

Rising Above

Rising Above

Discover inspirational real-life stories of superstar athletes in this collection of sports biographies featuring LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Tim Howard, and more! Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in 6th 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 receive a scholarship to play college basketball. He outworked everyone and went on 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 first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, this collection of sports biographies will serve as a must-read source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages. Praise for Rising Above A Scholastic Teacher magazine Summer Reading List selection A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Summer Reading List selection "An easy pitch for middle school sports lovers."--School Library Journal “This collection of mini-bios about athletes who overcame major obstacles packs a powerful message—perseverance and passion pay off. Even non-sports fans will cheer for superstars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry.”--Scholastic Teacher "So many of the obstacles that these athletes share are retold using personal interviews and primary source material that young readers will find very relatable. [T]heir stories have morals that are easily transferred to life off the court or the field. The highly relevant message is that no situation is too dire or insurmountable with the right attitude and that young people shouldn't allow setbacks to define them."--Booklist "[O]ften inspiring . . . The underdog stories reveal that dedication and perseverance pay off, as well as that sports can serve as needed outlets and refuges."--Publishers Weekly "I would rate this a 9 1/2 . . . it touch[es] your heart very often with the ways these athletes turn[ed] their lives around."--Colorado Kids

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Gregory Zuckerman
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-05-03
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780698189379


Rising Above

Rising Above

A simple car accident changed the path of six-year-old Sean Rogers's life forever. His single mother checked into the hospital as a vibrant young woman and checked out as a full-blown opioid addict. From that day forward, Sean's life became a silent nightmare of abuse, neglect, chronic hunger, and slow, helpless withdrawal from everything and everyone he loved. In Rising Above, Green Beret Sean Rogers chronicles the toughest battle of his life: the long, painful fight to confront his darkest fears and reclaim his life. After struggling as a young man to accept the raw trauma of his past, he eventually learned to understand and embrace it, ultimately using it to become an elite Special Forces operator. Through this profoundly honest and inspiring memoir, Rogers explores what it means to make the pain of your past work for you, showing you how to harness the truth of your own reality and take control of your destiny.

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Author : Sean J Rogers
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Release : 2021-01-25
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 1544518447


Rising Above A Toxic Workplace

Rising Above A Toxic Workplace

Learn how to thrive in—or escape from—a toxic work environment. Toxic organizations are rife with conflict, fear, and anger. The environment causes people to have physiological responses as if they’re in a fight-or-flight situation. Healthy people become ill. Colds, flu and stress-related illnesses such as heart attacks are more common. By contrast, in resonant organizations, people take fewer sick days and turnover is low. People smile, make jokes, talk openly and help one another." - Annie McKee (author, consultant) Many employees experience the reality of bullying bosses, poisonous people, and soul-crushing cultures on a daily basis. Rising Above a Toxic Workplace tells authentic stories from today's workers who share how they cope, change, or quit. Candidly they open up about what they learned, what they wish they had done, and how to gain resilience. Insightfully illustrating from these accounts, authors Gary Chapman, Paul White, and Harold Myra blend their combined experiences in ministry and business to deliver hope and practical guidance to those who find themselves in an unhealthy work environment. Includes a Survival Guide and Toolkit full of strategies and realistic insights

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Gary Chapman
Publisher : Moody Publishers
Release : 2014-08-26
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9780802487445


Rising Above

Rising Above

Mary Ann as a bubbly, happy three year old suddenly becomes sad, feels withdrawn from family and becomes very shy, alone. Mary floated through life, doing as she was told, not understanding many things, although she worked willingly and silently. Her Mom had a mental illness and Mary faced some too, but read how she moved on and was rewarded. Larry sees her from way across the room at a Grange meeting and they are introduced by his Dad. She is seventeen. Soon her life begins to blossom. Marys story is an active, interesting, fun, depiction of their lives together, even though they faced financial challenges and separations. The steps in life were challenging, but they have created a strength in Mary that she is grateful for. She loved to cook creatively and shares some of her recipes. Mary wants to be an inspiration by sharing her life and faith, hoping to lift others up.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Mary Ann Swiftly
Publisher : LifeRich Publishing
Release : 2018-08-17
Total Pages : 150 Pages
ISBN : 9781489718549


Rising Above Shepherdsville

Rising Above Shepherdsville

In the tradition of The Higher Power of Lucky and Because of Winn Dixie, a young girl deals with her mother’s suicide in this riveting debut novel that explores love, loss, family, friendship, and redemption. In the summer of 1977, twelve-year-old Dulcie Louise Dixon arrives on the doorstep of her Aunt Bernie’s farmhouse in Shepherdsville, Ohio, with no voice, a spelling bee trophy, a Webster’s Dictionary, and a box full of ashes. She tries to adjust to her new situation, but can’t forget the words she left behind or the mother she’s lost to suicide. One day, Dulcie discovers a secret place: a swan’s nest in the woods where at last, her broken world begins to mend. With the help of her surprising new friends—a guitar-playing runaway, a poetry-loving preacher, a one-armed gas station attendant, a singing seamstress, a chained-up hunting dog, and a family of swans—Dulcie is finally able to rise out of her sadness and grief to find her voice once again.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Ann Schoenbohm
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-07-16
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781481452854


Rising Above It All

Rising Above It All

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Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
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ISBN : 9781434967664


Rising Above

Rising Above

Growing up in a crime-plagued, gang-infested neighborhood, Venus and Serena Williams were led to believe their environment was not a place where dreams could come true. It took a relentless determination, a burning desire to be the best, and a willingness to conquer racial barriers for them to emerge as tennis legends. Simone Biles was raised by a single mother with addiction issues, forcing her grandparents to intervene. But Simone soon discovered balance beams and gymnastics mats, setting her on a path toward Olympic greatness. Carli Lloyd, meanwhile, believed her youth soccer career was really starting to take off, only to be cut from her team. Instead of quitting the sport she loved, Carli rebuilt her confidence from the ground up, ultimately becoming one of the leaders on the World Cup Champion US Women?s Soccer team.The athletes featured in this book met earth-shaking challenges head on, and through hard work and perseverance, went on to conquer the sports world. This collection of mini biographies, complete with first-hand content drawn from interviews, is a source of inspiration and self-empowerment for kids and sports fans of all ages.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Gregory Zuckerman
Publisher : Puffin Books
Release : 2019-02
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780399547485


Rising Above The Crowd

Rising Above The Crowd

Successful professionals recognize their degrees and work experience are not enough to distinguish them from others in a crowded marketplace. Though education, college degrees, training, professional certificates and experience are essential if one is to achieve professional status they have become common to an increasingly large pool of people. It is, therefore, communication, self management and behavioral skills in combination with ones personal presence that enhance your ability to Rise Above The Crowd and confirm your status as a professional. This book is a practical tool - a desk drawer mentor - that will help you assess your professional skills while providing straight forward advice on how to improve your professional image.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Rod Anaforian
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2004-05-24
Total Pages : 141 Pages
ISBN : 1465331794


Rising Above Your Life Journey

Rising Above Your Life Journey

With a commitment that God would be first in our marriage, we followed that principle through the adversities and illnesses of our life journey, as we “rose above” the trials. This book is a collection of true stories of our life of trusting God through those times with His comforting Grace. In turn we learned about Compassion, a quality missing in today’s world. This prepared us to be compassionate to others in their times of need and taught us how to comfort them in God’s ways. Be prepared to read and be motivated, no matter what comes your way. An easy to read and must read book, written as a labor of love, filled with many words from the Holy Bible.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bette Mabry
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2020-05-13
Total Pages : 252 Pages
ISBN : 9781532093340


Rising Above Mediocrity Accessing The Abundant Life

Rising Above Mediocrity Accessing The Abundant Life

“In addition to In His Own Image: Understanding and Enjoying the Full Complement of Salvation, Dr. Carter has also written and is in the process of publishing Rising above Mediocrity, Accessing the Abundant Life: Taking Christian Practices to the Next Level. “In Rising above Mediocrity, Accessing the Abundant Life, Dr. Carter endeavors to delineate a not-to-well-known procedural process that leads to significant spiritual growth and development. As a friend and colleague, I too believe that its insights will be profitable for those who have an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying to the organized Church. Dr. Carter is correct when he says, “People would do better if they knew better,” even if they don’t agree with him. However, as one who is in total agreement, I believe he has done a masterful job of describing and delineating a verbal portrait of the person, the presence, and the power of the all-knowing, all-powerful, all-seeing, and ever-present God of creation. These publications reflect the experiences and exposure of this author while on the road to repentance and regeneration.” —Reverend D. D. Alexander, pastor of Holy Tabernacle of God Baptist Church, Los Angeles, California

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Genre : Religion
Author : Xavier Trone Carter, Sr., Ed.D.
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2012-03-28
Total Pages : 236 Pages
ISBN : 9781449741600