There are few professions that better exemplify hard-work and dedication than athletes. Who better to teach a few things on growing up, overcoming obstacles and achieving goals than the people that have done all that and more!
#1 Kerry Wood
Kerry Wood, former major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, shares some advice on how to be an all-star, both on and off the field, with All You Can Be: Learning & Growing Through Sports.
#2 Mia Hamm
Fun and inspiring, Mia Hamm's Go For the Goal: A Champion's Guide To Winning In Soccer And Life is an accessible read for young kid looking to go pro, whether in sports or just in life. As an Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Champion, it's hard to think of anyone more qualified on giving advice about achieving success.
#3 George Foreman
Foreman might be better known today for his grill, but the former boxer reveals a softer side with the family-oriented, Let George Do It! The picture book follows five brothers as they help their mother plan a birthday party for the father.
#4 Amar'e Stoudemire
Amar'e Stoudemire, Captain of the New York Knicks, has a whole series based on his childhood experience. S.T.A.T., short for Standing Tall and Talented, is a heartfelt story on versatility and overcoming obstacles.
#5 Dennis Rodman
The Bulls' Dennis Rodman channels his larger-than-life personality for good with Dennis the Wild Bull, a story about acceptance with a wild twist.