Nobody was surprised when the Washington Redskins chose Robert Griffin III as the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. The starting quarterbacks amazing speed and strong arm were already well known. However, during Roberts first season, the Redskins struggled. The young quarterback, known by his fans as RGIII, never gave up, though. Despite suffering from a recurring injury, he was able to lead his team to a late-season comeback and a spot in the playoffs! In Robert Griffin III, young readers get a close-up view of the quarterbacks inspiring journey from his childhood in Texas, through his college years at Baylor University, all the way to NFL stardom. Large, full-color photos paired with engaging, simple text will keep sports fans on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Robert through his amazing career.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Aaron Rodgers, a professional football star who quarterbacked the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Adrian Peterson, a professional football star who became the all-time leading rusher for the Minnesota Vikings.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Albert Pujols, a professional baseball star who played first base and helped the St. Louis Cardinals win two World Series.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of LeBron James, a professional basketball star for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat who won two Most Valuable Player awards.
Many basketball experts consider Michael Jordan the greatest player in the history of the game. During his 15 seasons in the NBA, Michael was voted the leagues Most Valuable Player six times. He was the leagues leading scorer a record 10 times. And, most important, he led his team, the Chicago Bulls, to six NBA championship titles. But Michael Jordan is much more than a basketball legend. Through his winning personality, his sense of style, and his many product endorsementsalong with his on-court heroicsMichael became one of the most recognized personalities in the entire world. He helped define what it meant to be cool for a generation of kids. Today Michael remains involved in the NBA as owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. By supporting a variety of charities, he continues to be a role model as well.
Sheryl Swoopes established herself as one of the best basketball players in the world while she was still in college at Texas Tech. In 1997 she was the first player signed to a new all-womens professional basketball league, the WNBA. During her career in the WNBA, Sheryl led her team to four championships, was voted Most Valuable Player three times, and was a perennial player in the annual All-Star game. She also earned three Olympic gold medals while playing for the U.S. national team. Sheryl is one of the most decorated basketball players in history, but she is also a role model for young people everywhere. This book details Sheryls many successes, both on and off the court, and discusses how she became one of the best and most influential basketball players.