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Troy Polamalu

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Troy Polamalu has achieved NFL glory as a star safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Considered to be the greatest active defender in pro football, this unstoppable athlete creates game-changing plays to help his team win one big victory after another—including two Super Bowl championships! People admire Troy for more than just his football skills, however. They love him just as much for his kind heart and helping ways. In high school, he spent much of his free time working and playing with schoolmates in the special education program. Today, he spends time with sick children at Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital and works to help American soldiers who have made sacrifices for their country.

In Troy Polamalu, readers will follow Troy’s amazing football career and also discover how he gives back by bringing joy to other people. Engaging text and large, full-color photos of Troy in action will keep readers turning the pages for more.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF007100
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Football Heroes Making a Difference
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781617723124, 9781617723520, 9781617723926
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 796.33092
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
Guided Reading Level N
Lexile Reading Level 970
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 7.6
AR Quiz Number 146558
Author Michael Sandler
 

Troy Polamalu

We live in an age where professional athletes are expected to stand tall both on and off the field, and the Football Heroes Making a Difference series shines a light on what the game’s best are doing to give back. The formula stays the same in each book: open with an account of a clutch game performance, spin through a quick career retrospective, and then focus on the player’s various charitable endeavors and community work. Mark Sanchez hasn’t been around long enough to really pad his charity portfolio, but he showed his mettle by competing for a grant to help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The case made in Peyton Manning may be the strongest, which is not surprising, given that Manning has been one of the game’s best signal-callers for well over a decade. During that time, he’s established several foundations and consistently strives to connect with aspiring young athletes. Troy Polamalu focuses on the Steeler safety’s hard hits and time spent with mentally disabled children and a fund he set up to help wounded veterans. The lively format, with plenty of action photos, helps the series’ message go down all the sweeter. A handful of quick facts and additional resources closes out each volume.

Troy Polamalu

We live in an age where professional athletes are expected to stand tall both on and off the field, and the Football Heroes Making a Difference series shines a light on what the game’s best are doing to give back. The formula stays the same in each book: open with an account of a clutch game performance, spin through a quick career retrospective, and then focus on the player’s various charitable endeavors and community work. Mark Sanchez hasn’t been around long enough to really pad his charity portfolio, but he showed his mettle by competing for a grant to help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The case made in Peyton Manning may be the strongest, which is not surprising, given that Manning has been one of the game’s best signal-callers for well over a decade. During that time, he’s established several foundations and consistently strives to connect with aspiring young athletes. Troy Polamalu focuses on the Steeler safety’s hard hits and time spent with mentally disabled children and a fund he set up to help wounded veterans. The lively format, with plenty of action photos, helps the series’ message go down all the sweeter. A handful of quick facts and additional resources closes out each volume.

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