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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Historical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:154
  • eBook ISBN:9781937454470

Teens & Young People Who Impacted the World

by Wayne Perryman

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Overview
This exciting book highlights the biographies of several prominent figures who started down the road to success as adolescents or teenagers. Many of us are familiar with Oprah Winfrey, Thomas Edison, Leonardo da Vinci and Dr. George Washington Carver, but what is not commonly known about these individuals and others like them, is the fact that - even though they were often ridiculed, rejected and disrespected as children – they pressed on and turned their stumbling blocks into stepping stones and built a stairway to success.
Description
This exciting book highlights the biographies of several prominent figures who started down the road to success as adolescents or teenagers. Many of us are familiar with Oprah Winfrey, Thomas Edison, Leonardo da Vinci and Dr. George Washington Carver, but what is not commonly known about these individuals and others like them, is the fact that - even though they were often ridiculed, rejected and disrespected as children – they pressed on and turned their stumbling blocks into stepping stones and built a stairway to success.
About the author
Wayne Perryman is a former newspaper publisher, radio talk show host, the author of several books and publications and is also known for his work with at-risk youth, gang members, professional athletes and major corporations. He is the co-founder of Youth Challenge, the founder of Role Models Unlimited, a sports coach for thirty years and the founder of Operation Destitution, a special program to feed the poor. Perryman served as Chairman of the Occupational Education Steering Committee for Seattle Public Schools, Advisory Board Member for Seattle Community College and the Director of the Regional Alliance on Gang Activities for the Puget Sound Educational Service District. For his ongoing work as a servant to his community, Perryman has received commendations from the President of the United States, members of the United States Congress, former Washington State governor, Booth Gardner, and former Seattle mayor, Charles Royer. His character-building storybooks for children featuring baseball all-stars Ken Griffrey Jr. and Harold Reynolds are the first children's storybooks to be placed in the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library. In addition to this recognition, Perryman’s selfless acts of service on behalf of others has resulted in local, national and international media coverage including Sports Illustrated Magazine, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Parade, Ebony, Upscale, Christianity Today, Charisma Magazine, the Seattle Times, ABC’s Home Show, Fox's Hannity & Colmes, The Michael Medved Show, C-Span Book TV, TBN's 700 Club, Italy’s Speak Up Magazine and a multitude of other publications and radio show appearances around the country.
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