As reading ambassadors of Ms. Kilpatrick's 5th grade class, we went to several different classrooms in Mill Pond recommending a book called Unstoppable, by Tim Green. In the book, Harrison, a 13 year old boy, is in an awful home and getting abused, but suddenly his luck seems to change, and he gets put in a much nicer home. The father happens to be a football coach, and suddenly Harrison finds his special talent. But Harrison's luck can't last forever. He soon finds that out that he has bone cancer, and it shows that you truly can be unstoppable. Throughout the story, Harrison comes upon different challenges so difficult you cannot imagine.
A little bit about the author, Tim Green, graduated from Syracuse University as a first round draft pick for the Atlanta Falcons, and is now a former defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons. He is currently a lawyer, and a children's book writer, all sports novels. Ms. Kilpatrick won a 20 book giveaway on Facebook/Twitter and we donated one book to each classroom we went to.
Submitted by Peter and Ryan
Reader's Thoughts about Unstoppable. . .
"The book was heart warming." ~ Justin
" I thought the book was touching about how Harrison fought through his challenges." ~ Elliott
" It was a great story about how Harrison kept persevering through the challenges that he went through." ~ Ryan
" The book to me was heartstopping at times." ~ Anthony S.
" The book was so good I read it at mid-night." ~ Peter
" Engaging 'til the very, very end." ~ Henry
"It helps you know that if you are sick you can still do lots of things if you don't give up." ~ Meghana
" The title of the book made sence because the book was unstoppable." ~ Anthony V.
" It is a very inspiring story that is sure to be told many times." ~ Olivia
" Unstoppable is a story for everyone; boys and girls. Harrison is more than a footaball player, he is a determined and resilient teenage boy. I was rooting for Harrison throughout the story." ~ Ms. K.
Ambassadors' thoughts about making visits to the classrooms . . .
"It was fun how everyone wanted to read the book Unstoppable after we presented it." ~ Peter
"When I went to a 4th and 5th grade classroom. I got the same reaction, "OOh this looks like a good book, I want to read it." ~ Ryan
"I think I am a Reading Ambassador. I like to spread the word of books, and books I really like." ~Elliott
Visiting a 6th grade classroom was really good for me. I felt a little nervous, but I think I did good job and it made me feel like a reading ambassador." ~Meghana
"I was a little nervous at first, but then I realized I had already shared a book with my class, so I already was a reading ambassador. This was just a different class." ~Sadie
"I really like to spread the joy of reading" ~ Pranav
"As a reading ambassador I want to share that you are in your own world when you read, and anybody can read." ~Justin
"Going to the 6th grade class made me feel really good it made me think that I was helping other people try different genres to read." ~Ashlyn
"I was kind of scared to talk out loud to another class about the book Unstoppable at first, but then I realized how fun it was and I want to do it again." ~ Dylan
"At first I was nervous, but then it was a great sensation talking to a sixth grade class, and everyone was watching us and listening to us talk about reading." ~ Keelan
"At first I was nervous, but as I went along it got easier and easier because I like to talk about reading." ~ Olivia
"It was a little nerve-wracking to be in front of kids I didn't know, but on the other hand, it felt good to spread reading to kids." ~ Cameron
"It felt good to just talk to kids and tell them about books I recommend, and to be able to answer questions about those books." ~ Jensen
"It felt good to share something that we have, and to have others share that same experience as us, and sharing with them about a book that they might like to read." ~ Amanda
"I felt proud to be sharing my knowledge of books with other people." ~ Tishya
"I felt proud of myself for encouraging other people to read." ~ Ella
"It felt good because I was sharing books with other people and making them read more." ~ Henry
"It felt good because I was recommending books to other people to enjoy and read the books." ~ Brad
"I was kind of nervous at first, but I felt happy to encourage people to read more different books." ~ Anthony V.
""I love recommending and introducing books to people who haven't read them." ~Jackson
" Introducing the books to the classes made me nervous. It also made me feel good to spread the word of reading." ~ Anthony S.