Covid has changed all of our lives; one of the many things to adjust to has been the absence of live sports. However, there is a long history of amazing athletes and this book can be a reminder until events are once again underway.
Sports figures often inspire. Many times athletes have achieved after adversity and have worked incredibly hard to find their success. This title tells the inspiring stories of 40 of them. Some of these men and women were known to me while others were not. Among those profiled are Spyridon Louis, of whom I had no knowledge; Charlotte Cooper, a Wimbledon winning tennis player, whom I also did not know; Jim Thorpe, one I already knew; and many others including Jesse Owens; Mark Spitz; Nadia Comenici; and Steve Redgrave to name just a few.
Young readers will, hopefully, be inspired by what they learn as they leaf through this illustrated title. Each entry is divided into easily read sections. The achievements of the athletes are something to applaud.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.
Pub date: June 2, 2020