We've Got Spirit: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Cheerleading Team
They tear ligaments, blacken eyes, and crash headfirst into hard floors. They spend hours at practice, drawing both admiration and ridicule for their efforts. They've won nine national championships, and endured heartbreaking losses. And they do it -- almost always -- with a smile. They are the Greenup County High cheerleading team, known to ESPN viewers as fierce athletic competitors and in northeastern Kentucky as full-fledged celebrities. Now, an award-winning journalist, James McElroy, gives us an insider's look at a squad of unlikely teenage heroines who are taking center court and raising a cheer for themselves.
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We've got spirit: the life and times of America's greatest cheerleading teamUser Review - Book Verdict
Have you ever considered the amount of hard work and dedication it takes to become a cheerleader? Here is the story of one of America's "greatest" cheerleading teams, the Musketeers of Greenup County High School in Kentucky. McElroy discovered this remarkable group of athletes as a reporter for the Charlotte Leader. The Musketeers have won a total of eight national championships and are perennial contenders to take top honors. McElroy delivers a personal account of teamwork, leadership, and courage. Through a combination of gymnastics and dance, tempered by a keen sense of balance and above all physical as well as mental strength, the Greenup cheerleaders show what it takes to be number one. So the next time you're engrossed in the game, take a moment to enjoy the precision of the cheerleaders. Buy where demand warrants.--Larry Robert Little, Penticton P.L., BC
Review: We've Got Spirit: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Cheerleading TeamUser Review - Goodreads
Chearleader's aren't my thing, but I read this out loud to my family, and we couldn't put it down. The writting is so compelling, in fact I've had this book used as an example of how to write good non-fiction in a college course. You'll never look at pom-poms the same again.
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