A week ago I was contacted by a person who works for the publishing company of Curtis Granderson’s new book titled All You Can Be: Learning & Growing Through Sports . He wrote me a nice email asking if I would like a copy of the book. I than asked for a couple for our readers. They were nice enough to send me three copies which we at Yankees Fans Unite are going to give away to our readers. Next week we will have a contest set up and the 3 winners will each get a copy.
Below is the press release from the book. Enjoy and make sure you visit the site often when the contest is announced next week for your chance to win a copy.
All You Can Be:
Learning & Growing Through Sports
By Curtis Granderson
Illustrated by Students from New York City’s Public Schools
Yankees All-Star center fielder Curtis Granderson had dreams of becoming a successful athlete growing up, but perhaps because both of his parents were teachers, he had an even stronger desire to succeed in the classroom. Today he is much more than just a professional baseball player; he’s also a college graduate.
In All You Can Be: Learning & Growing Through Sports by Curtis Granderson (illustrated by students from New York City’s public schools) Granderson shares the valuable lessons he learned growing up that were instrumental in his current success including:
Ø Have Fun
Ø Choose the right friends
Ø Play with passion
Ø Be a leader
Ø Value your family
Ø Be yourself
Ø Listen and learn
Ø Think positive
Ø Never be satisfied
Curtis shares his own personal stories about how he learned each lesson and was able to evolve and grow through every experience good or bad. Those valuable lessons are woven throughout the book along with artwork from students from New York City’s public schools who were asked to submit a drawing that exemplifies their own goals for the future. The 28 winners are the illustrators for All You Can Be.
All You Can Be is a book for any young dreamer who wants to develop the character to succeed, whether it’s working towards becoming the next president of the United States, the best teacher in the country, or even the center field for the New York Yankees. It’s attainable as long as you believe in yourself and never give up. Curtis is living his dream and so can you!
About the Author:
Curtis Granderson has established himself as one of the most electrifying talents in the game, both at the plate and while roaming center field for the New York Yankees. In 2007 he became one of only four player in baseball history–and the first since 1957–to record at least 20 doubles, 20 triples, 20 home runs, and 20 stolen bases in a single season. The accomplishment he is most proud of happened off the field. He is one of a handful of professional baseball players with a college degree, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Business Management at the University of Illinois–Chicago.