Willie Horton Detroit's Own Willie the Wonder by Grant Eldridge, Karen Elizabeth Bush
  

Willie Horton Detroit's Own Willie the Wonder

Written by Grant Eldridge, Karen Elizabeth Bush
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Part of the Detroit Biography Series for Young Readers Series

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Willie Horton Detroit's Own Willie the Wonder by Grant Eldridge, Karen Elizabeth Bush

The story of baseball legend Willie Horton. The 1968 Detroit Tigers always will mean something very special to the city of Detroit. No one player is a better symbol of the relationship between the '68 team and the city than is Willie Horton. When eight-year-old Willie was walking the six miles from his home in Stonega, Virginia to neighboring Appalachia to play baseball, he never dreamed that one day he would star in a major league World Series. The likelihood of a successful career of any kind seemed even more remote after his family moved to Detroit, Michigan. Growing up in Detroit's Projects, Willie had no way of knowing that one day he would give his name to a foundation dedicated to helping youngsters living in similar slum conditions. Willie Horton: Detroit's Own Willie the Wonder takes this warm and generous man from his disadvantaged childhood through the excitement of a baseball career, and ends with an account of his ongoing work among today's youth. Willie believes that his success comes from what others have done for him, and he is determined to give back as much as he can. Young readers will understand why coaches and friends were so willing to help Willie, and they'll learn about how a real hero cares about other people.

About the Author

Grant Eldridge is currently an editor at Gale Group Research, Inc. Karen Elizabeth Bush, a lifelong resident of southeastern Michigan, began her career as a teacher and moved to marketing and sales. She presently owns Lexicon Services, a business communications company. She has written numerous stories for young audiences, including The Dragon Lure, The Anasazi Treasure, Jo Hammet and the Great Jewel Robbery, and The Story Box (all Entertainment Publications) and The Cornerstone (Dorrance).

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Format

Paperback
160 pages
Interest Age: 10+

Author

Grant Eldridge, Karen Elizabeth Bush
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Publisher

Wayne State University Press

Publication date

31st October 2001

ISBN

9780814330258


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