Sports Heroes

Sports Heroes

Inspiring tales of athletes who stood up and out

Mia Cassany


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This book isn't about the most amazing sports victories; it is about how important it is not give up and about learning to overcome life's many challenges and fighting for what you believe in. It delves into examples of some sportspersons who have been able to innovate or fight against prejudice.

Athletes featured: Muhammad Ali (USA), Dick Fosbury (USA), Gerry López (USA), Edurne Pasaban (Spain), Gertrude Ederle (USA), Jackie Robinson (USA), André Agassi (France), Sonja Henie (Norway), Pelé (Brazil), Gino Bartali & Fausto Coppi (Italy), Nadia Comâneci (Romania), Katherine Switzer (Germany), Harry Vardon (UK), Chester Williams (South Africa), Ma Long (China), Patty McGee (USA).


Mia Cassany:
Mia Cassany is editor, creative director, and founder of Mosquito Books. She is currently teaching at the master's degree in Illustration and Comic at the Elisava School in Barcelona and is a creative consultant for the publishing house The Story Tailors. She has written several successful books for children for Mosquito Books.