I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Biography Memoir
, Sports And Games
, High School
I'm listing this on my Sports shelf (among others), but it's really more about the foster care system, and how Oher beat the odds against him. The statistics about kids in the system are dismal. Girls are six times more likely than their counterparts to give birth before age 21. Almost 50% of fost...
Michael Oher gives and interesting and relatively detailed look at his early life, his relationship with his siblings and his mother, and being a foster child. There isn't a lot of detail about his life after being taken in by the Tuohy family, probably because it's been chronicled so well elsewhere...
In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive and excellent st...
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