Some athletes were child prodigies, seemingly destined for greatness from the first day they stepped onto the field or court. Others were late bloomers, making the most of every opportunity to make it big. Star Athletes examines the lives of these athletes, sharing key moments in the athletes' journeys to become some of the biggest names in sports. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.