The state legislature has declared 12/12/12 “Aaron Rodgers Day” in Wisconsin, in honor of the Green Bay Packers star quarterback with the uniform number 12. Young readers can celebrate the success of this remarkable athlete with two books added to the library’s collections this past year.
Aaron Rodgers by Sloan MacRae, one of the “Sports Heroes” biography series by PowerKids Press, focuses on the quarterback, his talent and passion for football, his early experiences, and his rise to success against many odds, proving wrong many sports experts and fans who counted him out as a truly great player. Divided into several two- page sections, and peppered with trivia, statistics, and numerous photos of Aaron in action, all framed in green and gold graphics, the book will attract young fans. It includes a glossary of football terms and other vocabulary-building words, as well as a web address for the publisher’s list of links to updated information relating to Rodgers and the Packers.
Another book, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV by Michael Sandler, is one of the "Super Bowl Superstars" series by Bearport Publishing. It focuses on Rodgers leading his team in an outstanding 2010-11 season, ending with a Super Bowl victory over another stellar team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The first half of the book gives some background about Aaron’s early life and career, his natural talent and leadership skills; his first years as a backup to Packer superstar quarterback Brett Favre, then as a starter with big shoes to fill after Favre’s departure; and the challenges he faced in proving himself to both fans and opponents in achieving the goal of success for himself and his team. The second half of the book provides details of the exciting Super Bowl XLV game between the Packers and the Steelers on February 6, 2011. With photographs from some of the more dramatic and important moments, and mention of the key players during the game, it’s a fun read for young fans. This book also includes a glossary, and the publisher’s links to more information on the topic. It can be found in both print, and in e-book format through the Wisconsin Digital Library.
These books are recommended for ages 7-11.
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