Super Sports Stars Who Are Changing the Game

By Rick Broadbent

Illustrated by Alexander Mostov

Discover the stories of 20 sportspeople who are pushing the limits of their game and helping to make our world a better place.

Discover 20 incredible true stories of sporting legends. Incredible facts about each sportsperson’s life and times are accompanied by bright and accessible illustrations, making this book ideal for young children wanting to learn about amazing athletes who through their achievements and action on and off the pitch have changed the world for the better. Positive, uplifting and packed full of information, this book will show children that no one is too small to make a difference. Sportspeople featured: Muhammad Ali; Emma Raducanu; Tegla Loroupe; LeBron James; Maria Toorpakai; Ludwig Guttmann; Cathy Freeman; Tom Daley; Palwankar Baloo; Billy Monger; Morné du Plessis; Sky Brown; Mel Young; Ibtihaj Muhammad; Ellen MacArthur; Simone Biles; Husnah Kukundakwe; Saeid Mollaei; Megan Rapinoe; Marcus Rashford. “Uplifting." The Times

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529507119
  • Published: 07 Sep 2023
  • Price: £14.99
  • Size: 230 x 270 mm
  • Pages: 48

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Customer reviews


'[Rick Broadbent] shares the inspirational stories of 20 sports legends who have “changed the world for the better” in an easy format designed to appeal to kids who’d rather do anything but read. […] Uplifting.' The TImes

'Each athlete's story is presented with a perfect blend of captivating facts and vibrant illustrations, making it engaging and accessible for children. Readers will be enthralled by the incredible journeys and accomplishments of these sports stars, ranging from their early lives to their ground-breaking achievements… This positive and uplifting book is a must-have for every school library, showcasing the incredible potential within us all.' Editor's Pick, The School Librarian

'Each of the sports men and women featured in the book has a super sport power which we are told about, and that is fascinating in itself, but more than that each of them has done amazing things in their sport and changed the world for the rest of us.' Armadillo Magazine

'Inspiring and informative, I can think of many readers who will find this the perfect book. The illustrations are brilliant and the layout of each double page spread is colourful, full of facts and pleasing to the eye.' My Shelves Are Full

'It’s easy to see how creatively this could be used in the classroom but, equally, there’s plenty here for discussion at home between children and parents who share a love for sport and might come initially to the book for that reason and stay to talk about the wider issues. […] This is an engaging and creative way into the subject of activism and social change.' The Letterpress Project

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