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All You Can Be: Learning & Growing Through Sports Hardcover – November 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 4
  • Series: All You Can Be
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books; First Edition edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160078626X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600786266
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 10.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,063,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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An illustrious outfielder for the New York Yankees, Granderson has many athletic accomplishments to be proud of, but he also has the rare distinction of being a professional baseball player with a college degree. He shares his insights on the importance of education in this book, organized into nine “innings” that present broad life lessons. Underscored with illustrations by students from New York City public schools and photos from his own childhood, Granderson’s discussions touch on the value of family, the importance of being yourself, and the power of positive thinking. While the obvious appeal here is for kids who love baseball, Granderson’s wisdom is perfectly suited for anyone with big dreams and goals. The mixed-media illustrations will catch the eye of both children and adult readers and effectively drive home the book’s main points. Weaving an engaging and winsome set of moral lessons, Granderson never loses touch with a sense of authenticity and humility that more professional athletes should emulate. Grades 3-6. --Erin Anderson

About the Author

Curtis Granderson is the starting center fielder for the Detroit Tigers. In 2007 he became one of only four players in baseball history—and the first since 1957—to record at least 20 doubles, 20 triples, 20 home runs, and 20 stolen bases in a single season. He has a bachelor’s degree in business marketing and business management from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Cable on December 30, 2011
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Curtis Granderson is an ideal role model for any child. I had the first version of this book (in the Detroit Tigers uniform) and while this is the same content, I was excited to get the newer version for my daughter. This book is a great read for any child to help shape them into a balanced human being.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sharyn Holstead on March 15, 2012
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My grandson really enjoyed this book! It is nice to see a book written by an athlete who values education.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dspa on September 6, 2012
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book sends a great message to children about education and being a good person. would recommend it to any baseball fan
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