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Book details
  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:Basketball
  • Language:English
  • Pages:230
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781667852928
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667852911

Defying Expectations

Family, Sports & Recreation

by Al “Hondo” Handy View author's profile page

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Overview
An inspiring memoir about a young black man defying the odds by becoming one of the first black kids to attend an all-white school before integration, win a basketball state championship, and continue to thrive throughout his career.
Description
An inspiring memoir about a young black man defying the odds by becoming one of the first black kids to attend an all-white school before integration, win a basketball state championship, and continue to thrive throughout his career. This is just one example of the many obstacles Al "Hondo" Handy had to overcome to become the influential and determined man he is today. This book is perfect for anyone with a dream that seems impossible. By reading Al's story, you will feel inspired to chase your goals no matter what stands in your way!
About the author
Al "Hondo" Handy recently retired from the Ocean City Recreation & Parks Department, as a Recreation Manager. As the smiling face of the Recreation and Parks Department, Hondo actively sought to attend the meetings of most Town civic groups, educating their members of the value of youth involvement in positive recreational endeavors, and engaging the already philanthropic-minded-memberships in expanded philanthropic endeavors specific to Ocean City's youth. Throughout his life, he has served, been honored, and celebrated for his many accomplishments and accolades despite the many obstacles he has faced. Al's passion for writing his story is to reignite and inspire the youth to chase their goals fearlessy.

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Maureen
Defying Expectation Defying Expectation was a very good book to read. Reading about Hondo talking about family and friends teachers about the importance of them both. I also like that his name is Albin not Alvin. I think it’s a good book for youth to read. I’m passing it on to my grandson JP to read. Read more
Carol
Defying Expectations A “feel good” book and truly an inspiration to everyone to achieve their goals. Hondo touched the lives of so many people in a positive way. I enjoyed reading about his journey. Read more
Gwen
DEFYING EXPECTATIONS This book should be recommended reading especially for MD Public and private school libraries! Hondo's biography epitomizes the strength instilled through positive family values and hard work. We are blessed to be members of the community of Hondo. Read more
calvin
Defying Expectations This book is very good as it pertains to family, community, work and friends. I had worked with the author for 37 years and knew much about him. However, there was much about his growing I that I did not know. This book gave me the insight on his family and education I didn't know. It is a wonderful book about his determination to succeed in life. Calvin Read more
jesse
Fantastic story! Hondo has always had so many great stories and experiences. Yet there was so much I never knew. In Defying Expectations, he does a great job telling this story of his growing up and growing into his career. And he wonderfully weaves it all together through emphases on family and sportsmanship. It’s a great read! Read more
Gerald
Defying Expectations Defying Expectations defines the importance of family, friends, and colleagues in life experiences and community in personal development. The author recognizes negative as well as positive influences that have shaped his life and his personal choices that led him to be a mentor to both youth and adults. Hondo was able to unlock the talented, caring and giving person that enabled him to overcome challenges and become a community icon appreciated by everyone he touched. Defying Expectations shares this experience and is inspirational to anyone who has the opportunity and pleasure to read this book. Read more
Michael P.
Defying Expectations I really enjoyed reading this book. I learned much new information about how important a positive outlook can be on life’s successes Read more
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