Darth Vader spoke with a stutter!
Walt Disney's cartoon character was stolen!
MIchael Jordan missed 26 game-winning shots!
Thomas Edison's light bulb failed thousands of times!
Sandra Day O'Connoer was told women can't be lawyers!
Colonel Sanders' restaurant idea was turned down 1,009 times!
But their big dreams came true because they never gave up!
Created for readers in 4th grade and up, the book shares valuable life lessons from legendary performers, athletes, inventors, and public servants.
Walt Disney lost his character "Oswald the Rabbit"but it leads to the creation of Mickey Mouse and all the success that followed.
P.T. Barnum's American Museum burns to the ground. Out of the ashes, he creates a legendary touring show.
Circus daredevil Elvin Bale is injured in a performance accident but becomes a beloved trainer and producer.
Despite thousands of failures, Thomas Edison keeps working to develop an inexpensive and reliable light bulb.
The Wright Brothers were bicycle builders from Ohio. Without huge bankrolls or fancy degrees, they create the first airplane.
Col. Sanders rises from repeated business failures and over 10,000 "no's to start an eating empire.
Athletes like Michael Jordan and Wilma Rudolph remind us that failure and challenges lead to success.
Entertainers like Mickey Rooney and Carol Channing keep working no matter what!
Meinhardt Raabe was a munchkin in the Wizard of Oz... but he later became a pilot to protect America.
Meet greats like...
Actors James Earl Jones and Geoffrey Holder, and Soccer great Tim Howard struggled to speak.
Sandra Day O’Connor, José Hernandez, and J.K. Rowling wouldn't take "no " as an answer.
George Washington Carver, Bessie Coleman, and “Chief” Charles Anderson used their gifts to help many others.
A special event for the Tuskegee Airmen at the Smithsonian.
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