Monday, March 12, 2012

Lent Read #19: TWICE AS GOOD by Richard Michelson, Illustrated by Eric Velasquez

In TWICE AS GOOD (Sleeping Bear) Richard Michelson tells the true story of the late, great golfer Bill Powell, architect of Clearview in Canton, Ohio, the only course designed, built, and owned by an African-American. Perseverance, big dreams, and the sheer love of sport defined Powell's against-the-odds success—not handouts, reliance on outsiders, or backing down an easier road. Eric Velasquez's paintings glow with life and movement, making readers feel like we've met Bill and his family in person. An inspirational sports read, and even more so when you consider Powell's daughter's contribution to the planet.

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