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Hamm, Mia.
New York : HarperCollins, 2004.
IL K-3
ISBN 0060740515
(2 booktalks)
Booktalk #1

How do you feel when you try to play a sport but don't score the goal?  Do you sometimes feel like giving up?  It is just not very much fun when you don't win so would you rather not play at all?  Well, little Mia loved playing soccer but she couldn't score a goal so she decides to quit.  Can anyone convince her that playing is fun even if you don't win?

Booktalk #2

Looking for the perfect book to motivate the kid who quits at the drop of a hat?  This book is perfect for you.  Winners never quit is about soccer on the surface, but it is really about much more than that. This book provides the perfect inspirational message to readers that the most important part of any game in life is playing and not the final score. The book is written by the world national soccer champion, Mia Hamm, who in her extensive career has experienced both sides of the game.  The book's text is geared toward the younger sect, but the message can be appreciated by all ages.  The autographed picture of Mia Hamm in the back of the book says it all, "Dream Big!" Enough said. (SCASL Picture Book Awards)

SUBJECTS:     Sports -- Fiction.
                        Soccer -- Fiction.


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