Jun 21

“Never die easy. Why run out of bounds and die easy? Make that linebacker pay. It carries into all facets of your life. It’s okay to lose, to die, but don’t die without trying, without giving it your best.”

His legacy is towering. Walter Payton—the man they called Sweetness, for the way he ran—remains the most prolific running back in the history of the National Football League, the star of the Chicago Bears’ only Super Bowl Championship, eleven times vo… More >>

Never Die Easy: The Autobiography of Walter Payton

Jun 19

Death Be Not Proud

Posted by Soliloquy in By disability

Johnny Gunther was only seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. During the months of his illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father’s memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy. … More >>

Death Be Not Proud

Jun 19

Hang tough, Paul Mather

Posted by Soliloquy in Braille

Paul Mather’s a pitcher — a really good one. His off speed pitch is enough to bowl a kid backward, and his fast ball is pure smoke. There isn’t anything he can’t throw, from sliders, change-ups, and sinkers to a mean curve ball that breaks at just the right moment. He’s pitched no-hitters and perfect games. To Paul, pitching is what you live for and why you live.Lately, though, Paul hasn’t been allowed to do much of anything, much less play ball. He’s got leukemia. More >>

Hang tough, Paul Mather

May 23

An intimate and utterly moving story of a dedicated teacher, a supportive community—and a group of children who refuse to let the prospect of death disrupt their classmate’s schooling.
Elaine Moore, a veteran teacher in Eagle River, Alaska, is a firm believer that the classroom is, first and foremost, a community and that learning is best when shared in a circle of peers. When one of her students, ten-year-old Seamus Farrell, is diagnosed with terminal cancer… More >>

Elaine’s Circle: A Teacher, a Student, a Classroom and One Unforgettable Year

May 21

The #1 New York Times bestseller with legs as strong as its author’s.

Lance Armstrong is one of the most talked about- and inspirational-sports figures of all time. He was Sports Illustrated ‘s 2002 Sportsman of the Year-and now, after his record-shattering string of Tour de France victories, some are proclaiming him the greatest athlete of all time.

This is the book in which he shares his journey through triumph, tragedy, transformation, a… More >>

It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

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