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The Ripple Effect of Sportsmanship

By Brad Herzog, author of the Count on Me: Sports series Summer (and with it the summer sports season) is a good time to examine good sportsmanship—both the reasons for it and the reactions to it. While writing Inspiring Stories of … Continue reading

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Building Character in Kids with Stories from the Olympics

By Brad Herzog, author of the Count On Me: Sports series When I think of the late, great Muhammad Ali, what springs to mind is not the “Thrilla in Manila” or the boasts of a pugilistic poet or even a man … Continue reading

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True Grit: Role Models of Resilience for Kids

By Brad Herzog, author of the Count On Me: Sports series In the five books that constitute my Count on Me: Sports series for Free Spirit Publishing, I celebrate five attributes—sportsmanship, teamwork, courage, perseverance, and generosity—by telling true stories that … Continue reading

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A Deeper Kind of Safety

by Brad Herzog, author of the Count On Me: Sports series April is Youth Sports Safety Month, so there will be the usual conversation about physical precautions on and around the athletic fields. Stretch. Stay hydrated. Wear a helmet. Beware of … Continue reading

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Beyond Jackie Robinson: Inspiring Sports Stories

by Mary Stennes Wilbourn and Alison Behnke In April of this year, Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. It has been 67 years since Robinson walked on the field as the first black baseball player in the league, and … Continue reading

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