Inspired by the real-life coach Susan Bradley-Cox, Susie Tries follows an 8-year-old girl as she runs her first triathlon for cancer awareness. Through Susie's example, kids will learn to set — and achieve — ambitious goals for themselves, whether they're supporting a cause they admire or participating in their first race. This fun, colorful picture-filled story is more than just a kid's triathlon book — it's a story of the power of persistence and the joy that comes from reaching a goal. Kids and adults alike will love the upbeat rhymes that make up this story, and everyone will turn the final page learning a vital life lesson about making a difference in their own lives and lives of others. Besides teaching kids about goals, Susie Tries is also a kid's book about cancer. Through the eyes of a young girl wanting to make others aware of this disease, kids will learn their actions can support people with cancer. The author began her journey to fight against cancer by running a marathon and two triathlons, raising $10,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Her inspiration for Susie Tries was her grandfather, who passed away after battling Lymphoma. Triathlons focus on activities children love: swimming, riding a bike, and running. Susie Tries give kids encouragement to run their own race. Because winning is about an accomplishment, not a score, triathlons teach kids self-confidence, motivation, a healthy lifestyle, and compassion for others. Perfect for children between the ages of four and seven, Susie Tries will inspire high goals — like curing cancer — and the persistence to succeed.