By Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Many well-known humans have conquer tricky situations and long past directly to turn into winning of their fields. This ebook profiles the lives of seventy five brave and protracted those who have triumphed over adversity. those members have conquered a number of difficulties, together with actual, mental, social, and fiscal handicaps. contributors profiled come from more than a few professions and mirror battles opposed to non secular prejudice, health conditions, consuming issues, poverty, and different social ills. one of the humans profiled are Mitch Albom, Hillary Clinton, Magic Johnson, Stephen King, Greg Louganis, and Henry Winkler. the quantity contains an ancient timeline, an inventory of suitable motion pictures documenting the achievements of those superstars, and a basic bibliography.Some of the main winning humans in our society have conquer nice odds as a way to in achieving their goals. via braveness and endurance, they've got triumphed over a number of adversities and function types for college kids confronted with related situations. This publication profiles the struggles and accomplishments of seventy five such contributors from all walks of life.Each access highlights the actual, mental, social, or monetary struggles of the individual and discusses how the individual gained their conflict opposed to adversity. one of the contributors profiled are: Mitch Albom, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Cisneros, Hillary Clinton, Pat Conroy, Michael J. Fox, Magic Johnson, Stephen King, Greg Louganis, Jessica Lynch, Colin Powell, Salman Rushdie, Martin Sheen, Henry Winkler, and plenty of extra. the quantity closes with an ancient timeline, an inventory of movies regarding the achievements of those superstars, and a basic bibliography. as well as inspiring scholars to be triumphant opposed to all odds, the ebook promotes admire for range and explores a number of social matters concerning non secular prejudice, consuming issues, health conditions, poverty, and different matters.
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At age 9 months, he became the son of Greek-American parents, Frances and immigrant dock owner Peter “Pete” Louganis, of San Diego, and the sibling of an older sister, Despina. By a year and a half, Greg was a toddler dancer. In 1963, he began learning the mental rehearsal technique of performance, a mindover-matter metaphysics similar to an out-of-body experience. He took to the stage to dance and compete in tumbling and gymnastics; at age 9, he trained fellow divers. In summer, under his father’s direction, he hauled in tuna nets from buoys and repaired gashes with a needle and marine-weight twine.
Breaking the Surface. New York: Random House, 1995. Sandomir, Richard. ” New York Times, February 24, 1995. Anorexia and Bulimia Gelsey Kirkland One of the prima ballerinas and dance actors of the late 20th century, Gelsey “Gels” Kirkland fought eating disorders, the dancer’s curse. A native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, she was born on a Bucks County farm on December 29, 1952, to actor Nancy Hoadley and dramatist and playwright Jack Kirkland, adapter of Tobacco Road (1933), Tortilla Flat (1938), Mandingo (1961), and Cheyenne Autumn (1964).
In 1973, Jackie lost her grandmother to spousal abuse after her drunken grandfather killed his sleeping wife with a shotgun. A thin gamine in pigtails nicknamed “Joker,” Jackie developed into a competitor and an outstanding student with the support of her mother. Mary limited her preteen daughter to dance and cheerleading but ruled out boyfriends, smoking, drinking, and drugs. In 1971, Jackie and other girls scoured the playground for sand and transported it home in potato chip bags. In front of the porch, they poured enough sand to soften their landings in a long jump pit.
Beating the Odds: A Teen Guide to 75 Superstars Who Overcame Adversity by Mary Ellen Snodgrass