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Nancy's Notes - March 28, 2009

"The Game of My Life" by Jason "J-Mac" McElwain, "From the Heart: Eight rules to live by" by Robin Roberts.

Nancy's Notes

March madness is here and the library has a baketball story about a high school team with heart.  It is the true story of Jason "J-Mac" McElwain entitled "The Game of My Life". On February 15, 2006 The Greece Athena Trojans were playing the final game of the season. With a comfortable lead and only four minutes left in the game, the coach sent in team manager and autistic student Jason McElwain.  After missing his first two shots, he found his rhythm, scoring twenty points, including a school record of six three-pointers.  The tape of the game found its way to national television and J-Mac was invited to appear on the "Oprah Winfrey" show, won an ESPY Award and even met the President. The book is more than a story about one game.  It is the account of the challenges of growing up autistic and how much can be accomplished by having a great attitude.

Robin Roberts is an ESPN host and co-anchor of the "Good Morning America" show.  She has long credited seven rules with keeping her on the path to fulfillment and success, but after being diagnosed with breast cancer she added an eigth rule.  Her new book is, "From the Heart: Eight rules to live by". Robin sees her faith, family, and fundamental values as the cornerstones of her emotional and professional achievements.  She imparts wisdom through personal stories and reflections.

We have been busy weeding and taking inventory before we move back into our new building.  If you enjoy buying used books now is the time to stop.  We have a little bit of everything:  non-fiction, inspirational, and duplicates. For anyone who travels and wants to take books with them, this is the perfect time to buy.  You can head off on a plane or car and not worry about overdue fees or losing library property.  When you finish the books you can just leave it somewhere for someone else's enjoyment.
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