Awesome Athletes introduces readers to the greatest stars in sports. Each book in this series tells the inspiring story of one athlete's journey from childhood dreams to trophy-raising success. Scores and stats, career highlights, and record-breaking accomplishments are just part of the story. Readers will also learn about the difference each athlete makes beyond the playing fields. Jam-packed with career highlights, high-impact photographs, and more, this series is a can't miss for young sports fans. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.