Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica! New York Times bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green delivers a heartwarming and inspiring story about a deaf boy’s journey to change how others see him—both on and off the football field. Now in paperback.
Landon Dorch wants to be like everyone else. But his deafness and the way he talks have always felt like insurmountable obstacles. But now he finally sees his chance to fit in. Bigger and taller than any other seventh grader in his new school, Landon plans to use his size to his advantage and join the school’s football team. But the same speech problems and the cochlear implants that help him hear continue to haunt him.
Just when it looks like Landon will be left out of football for good, an unlikely friend comes along. But in the end only Landon can fight his way off the bench and through a crowded field of bullies bent on seeing him forever left out.---from the publisher
368 pages 978-0062293831 Ages 8-13
Keywords: football, deafness, inclusivity, being yourself, fitting in, belonging, bullies, believing in yourself, sports, friends, friendship, teamwork, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, inspiration, conduct of life, values, respecting others