Carry on

Carry on

A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and An Unlikely Family

Book - 2016
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"An Emmy-winning ESPN producer describes how she developed a surprising, profound and lasting bond with two disabled African-American, inner-city high school wrestlers after filming a segment about them for television,"--NoveList.
Published: New York, NY :, Harper Wave,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062427830
0062427830
Branch Call Number: 796.812 FEN
Characteristics: 305 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm

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redtayres
Mar 08, 2017

Read this book, start to finish, in a single sitting during a single day of vacation. You will too.

The story it tells is true and interesting. Even more-so when the author becomes part of the lives of the subjects, following their high school graduation.

It was interesting to see how much she expected of these teens. Even my own children, who have been given every opportunity, would've likely screwed up in similar ways as these two did.

But love conquers all. I hope the boys have grown into wonderful young men and am certain, if they have, that the author had some small part in making that happen.

A good story, well told. What more could one ask for?

Read it.

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brandistvns
Mar 07, 2017

Absolutely beautiful story about 3 courageous people! I remember seeing part of this story on ESPN and felt so touched by the young men it featured. This book is emotional and very well written (keep a box of Kleenex handy!!).

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ctkvlk
Feb 07, 2017

Amazing and fascinating story. Seems like a classic urban tale, but it isn't all hearts and flowers. The author is a Christian but you don't discover that until farther in the book--she's not preachy at all and lives her faith, and Christianity doesn't neatly tie up all the loose ends--that's not how life works. Another story where you want to look up these folks and see how they're doing.

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roosevelt
Aug 28, 2016

Almost more about the authors life than the two guys, but still ok

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