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Lisa Altobelli
December 20, 2004
PLAY WITH PASSION ? By Brad Johnson, Bucs QB Positively for Kids, Ages 9-14
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December 20, 2004

Players Write For Their Littlest Fans

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PLAY WITH PASSION ? By Brad Johnson, Bucs QB
Positively for Kids, Ages 9-14

What happens: By staying patient through adversity, Brad realizes his dream of winning a Super Bowl. From the book: "What gives me the willies and makes me weak is--ketchup.... The taste gags me." From the author: "No matter who you are.... We all go through difficulties and need to stay the course."

BY MY BROTHER'S SIDE ? By Tiki and Ronde Barber, Giants RB; Bucs CB
Simon & Schuster, Ages 6-10

What happens: The twins tell their story of sticking together and beating the odds. From the book: "Ronde is number 21 and Tiki is 22--because R comes before T, and this is how I can tell you apart!" says a Pee Wee coach. From the author: Ronde says moral of the book is, "No matter what happens, you'll always have family behind you."

THE ADVENTURES OF MISCHIEVOUS MARQUES ? By Marques Anderson, Raiders S
Manuscript being shopped, Ages 4-11

What happens: If young Marques stays out of trouble, he can join the family on a trip. From the book: "[M]y friends and I are going to play Dungeons and Dragons. That will be a good time to learn about Europe and dress up like Kings and Knights." From the author: "When a kid is ambitious, he's kind of confused [with] being mischievous."

CATCH & CONNECT By Tony Gonzalez, Chiefs TE
Positively for Kids, Ages 9-14

What happens: Support from family gives little Tony the strength to stand up to a bully. From the book: "I always had a goofy look as a baby.... Mom says I reminded her of a Shepherd puppy." From the author: "Being bullied as a kid is what made me what I am today."

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