“No parent likes to hear that their child hates to read. That is especially painful when you work in book publishing. When all of my son’s friends were binge-reading Percy Jackson and Harry Potter, he wanted nothing to do with it.
I brought home book after book in the hope that something would pique my son’s interest and nothing ever did. I would quiz other parents to see what their kids were reading and order those books. They sat in the living room completely untouched.”
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Try these fascinating reads by athletes who not only found their voices, but used them to push forward civil rights, feminism, and other important social discussions. Their legacies endure across generations and raise them above the title of “sports figures”.