All You Can Be: Dream It, Draw It, Become It!
Curtis Granderson grew up on the south side of Chicago. He loved sports and was determined to become a successful athlete. But perhaps because both of his parents were teachers, he had an even stronger desire to succeed in the classroom. He loved learning for its own sake, and from an early age the importance of education. Now an established Major League Baseball star, Curtis has not forgotten the lessons he learned growing up. These are lessons not only about the importance of education, but also about working hard to attain goals; lessons about character, integrity, and personal responsibility. In his new book, All You Can Be, he shares these valuable lessons with his young fans. He has also invited fourth graders from across the state of Michigan to submit artwork that exemplifies their own goals, the best of which has been culled here to illustrate the themes of the book. This is not just a book for aspiring athletes. It is a book for any young dreamer about how he or she can develop the character to help them succeed, whether they want to be the next president of the United States, the best teacher in the country, or even the center fielder for the Detroit Tigers. Granderson shares his own highs and lows both on and off the baseball field. He talks about friends—both good and bad—that he surrounded himself with, about the choices he made, and about the importance of family and friends, the power of laughter, and how to do the right thing when it would be easier not to
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Curtis Granderson gives us an inning by inning account of his life and how he made it. He tells personal stories about his family and upbringing that helped shape him into the man and the professional baseball player he has become today. Every illustration is by Fourth-Graders from all over the state of Michigan. Each illustration deals with some sort of school, education, sports, or career ideas. Each illustration also gives the illustrators name, school, and city where he or she is from. This is a real uplifting and feel-good book. If you are in need of some good advice to give to young people - read them this book. Curtis is also an upstanding person in the Detroit community that many kids and parents look up to.
Review: All You Can Be: Dream It, Draw It, Become It!User Review - Goodreads
this book is about the New York Yankee's player Curtis Granderson. It is about his life and how you should follow your dreams.