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Muhammad Ali: Celebrate His Life and Greatness

Posted by Tara Rodriquez on Jun 7, 2016 3:13:30 PM



In honor of Muhammad Ali, we're offering his biography on sale for $5. It's a great summer read, and learning more about his life is a wonderful way to celebrate the accomplishments of this sports legend. The book has a free downloadable teacher's guide, in case you need some inspiration for your summer school lessons. You can download that at the bottom of the page. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE BOOK ON OUR WEBSITE.

Heavyweight Champion of the World

A three-time World Heavyweight Champion, Muhammad Ali's popularity transcended the sport of boxing and made him an international icon. He made headlines for his refusal to enter the Vietnam draft, his conversion to Islam, and for being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Follow along, from his early years as Cassius Clay, to his emergence as Muhammad Ali - The Greatest of All Time. 

Written by Alan Trussell-Cullen
40 pages
Guided Reading Level: P


For more information on the other books in the Biography series, you can click the image to the left below to download a series information sheet with key features, or you can click here to visit our website. Click the image to the right below to download the Muhammad Ali Teacher's Guide.

Biography Series Highlights Bio TG Ali

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Topics: Biography Series, Special Offers, Sports

Kids Can Do It! - Conner & Cayden Long's Inspirational Story

Posted by Sarah Levin on Mar 20, 2013 6:18:00 PM



Kids Can Do It Inspiring Kids 

How Do Your Students Inspire You?

If you haven't seen the remarkable story of Conner and Cayden Long, prepare to be inspired! These two boys were named Sportskids Of the Year for Sports Illustrated Kids, and with good reason.  Cayden was born with hypertonic cerebral palsy, which has left him wheelchair-bound and unable to communicate through speech.  

Conner And Cayden Long Inspirational Kids


One day, his brother Conner asked his mother if he could take part in a triathalon, but with the stipulation that Cayden also be able to participate.  His parents talked with the organizers of the event and Cayden was allowed into the race. Conner pulled his brother in a little boat while swimming, hitched his brother to his bicycle in a children's bicycle trailer, and unhitched the trailer to push him across the finish line after the jogging leg of the triathalon.  Conner was able to gage how much Cayden was having fun by his laughter and smiles.  Check out this beautiful video and the moment that almost brought basketball star, LeBron James, to tears.  


What do you do to encourage your students to better understand and empathize with the people and world around them?  Do you know of a child with an amazing story that needs to be shared?  Let us know in the comments section!


For information about some literacy-inspiring materials, request a FREE copy of Hameray Publishing's 2013 catalog here:

Hameray 2016 Catalog Request

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Topics: Sports, Sportskids

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