Calling all athletes! Join us for an evening with Dan Wetzel, as he kicks off his new series of sports biographies for young readers, journalist Dan Wetzel tells the inspiring true life story of US Women's Soccer star, Alex Morgan and the electrifying story of NBA superstar, Stephen Curry.

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About the Book

Epic Athletes - Stephen Curry

When you think of Stephen Curry, one word comes to mind: greatness. From shooting three-pointers with laser precision to his clutch ability to hit buzzer-beaters time and again, he has established himself as one of the best players in pro basketball.

But greatness was never a guarantee for Steph. The son of a talented NBA player, he dreamed of one day playing professionally just like his dad. Yet Steph, who was always smaller and weaker than the competition, was told over and over that he would never be talented enough to be a college star or NBA player--let alone the MVP of the entire league. Through tenacity and hard work, he proved them all wrong and went on to dismantle the record books.

With the high energy of a TV commentator, and featuring dynamic comic-style illustrations, this engaging biography tells the story of an NBA All-Star and the path he took to achieve his dreams.

* "Wetzel knows how to organize the facts and tell a good story. . . an unusually informative and enjoyable sports biography for young readers." —Booklist (starred review)

 

Epic Athletes - Alex Morgan

Fierce competitor. World Cup winner. Role model.

U.S. Women's Soccer star Alex Morgan has earned each of these impressive titles throughout her incredible career. As a young girl growing up in Southern California, she dreamed of being a professional soccer player, fighting to compete on the international stage against the world's greatest athletes. Flash forward to the present and Alex Morgan has emerged as the face of U.S. Women's soccer, famous for her clutch, late-game goals, and an inspiration to kids across the country.

Bestselling author Dan Wetzel details the rise of an American champion in this uplifting biography for young readers, complete with dynamic comic-style illustrations.

 

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Dan Wetzel has been a Yahoo Sports national columnist since 2003. He's covered events and stories around the globe, including college football, the NFL, the MLB, the NHL, the NBA, the UFC, the World Cup, and the Olympics. For years, he's been called America's best sports columnist, appeared repeatedly in the prestigious Best American Sports Writing, and been honored more than a dozen times by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Follow him on Twitter @DanWetzel.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Epic Athletes: Alex Morgan Cover Image
By Dan Wetzel, Cory Thomas (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250295774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 14th, 2019

Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry Cover Image
By Dan Wetzel, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250295767
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 14th, 2019

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Sports Columnist, Dan Wetzel Launches Epic Athletes

Calling all athletes! Join us for an evening with Dan Wetzel, as he kicks off his new series of sports biographies for young readers, journalist Dan Wetzel tells the inspiring true life story of US Women's Soccer star, Alex Morgan and the electrifying story of NBA superstar, Stephen Curry.

Event Details

Seating at the event will be first-come first-served. This event will be a standing-room crowd, so if you require a seat for medical reasons, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.

About the Book

Epic Athletes - Stephen Curry

When you think of Stephen Curry, one word comes to mind: greatness. From shooting three-pointers with laser precision to his clutch ability to hit buzzer-beaters time and again, he has established himself as one of the best players in pro basketball.

But greatness was never a guarantee for Steph. The son of a talented NBA player, he dreamed of one day playing professionally just like his dad. Yet Steph, who was always smaller and weaker than the competition, was told over and over that he would never be talented enough to be a college star or NBA player--let alone the MVP of the entire league. Through tenacity and hard work, he proved them all wrong and went on to dismantle the record books.

With the high energy of a TV commentator, and featuring dynamic comic-style illustrations, this engaging biography tells the story of an NBA All-Star and the path he took to achieve his dreams.

* "Wetzel knows how to organize the facts and tell a good story. . . an unusually informative and enjoyable sports biography for young readers." —Booklist (starred review)

 

Epic Athletes - Alex Morgan

Fierce competitor. World Cup winner. Role model.

U.S. Women's Soccer star Alex Morgan has earned each of these impressive titles throughout her incredible career. As a young girl growing up in Southern California, she dreamed of being a professional soccer player, fighting to compete on the international stage against the world's greatest athletes. Flash forward to the present and Alex Morgan has emerged as the face of U.S. Women's soccer, famous for her clutch, late-game goals, and an inspiration to kids across the country.

Bestselling author Dan Wetzel details the rise of an American champion in this uplifting biography for young readers, complete with dynamic comic-style illustrations.

 

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Dan Wetzel has been a Yahoo Sports national columnist since 2003. He's covered events and stories around the globe, including college football, the NFL, the MLB, the NHL, the NBA, the UFC, the World Cup, and the Olympics. For years, he's been called America's best sports columnist, appeared repeatedly in the prestigious Best American Sports Writing, and been honored more than a dozen times by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Follow him on Twitter @DanWetzel.

Epic Athletes: Alex Morgan Cover Image
By Dan Wetzel, Cory Thomas (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250295774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 14th, 2019

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Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry Cover Image
By Dan Wetzel, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250295767
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 14th, 2019

May 14 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address:
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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