Thursday, October 11, 2012
A story that inspires us to never give up hope
Eric LeGrand has an amazing story and he shares it in this memoir, available as both an adult and young adult edition. LeGrand is a former defensive tackle for the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights football team who suffered a severe spinal cord injury and was left paralyzed by a crushing on-field tackle during a heated game with Army. This book chronicles his journey from his youth to becoming a football player to his injury to his remarkable quest to walk again.
There's no doubt this story has received national attention as LeGrand's positive outlook and strong faith should be something we all can learn from. I was so touched by this story and I'm glad I had the opportunity to read about LeGrand's experience. I hope young readers get the chance to snag this book because it not only brings more attention to spinal cord injuries, it inspires us all to never give up hope.
Reading level: Ages 8 and up
Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: HarperCollins; Young Readers' ed edition (September 25, 2012) ISBN-10: 0062225820
Source of review copy: Publisher