Dream Series Upper and Lower Levels

Dream Series Upper and Lower Levels

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This differentiated text series features sports-focused stories about diverse people who have overcome personal challenges, including lack of self-confidence, bullying and more. Each of the 17 books in the series is written by an athlete who offers unique perspectives and insights to ensure that the narrative is engaging and relevant to readers today. This series motivates readers to respond to adversity by developing social emotional skills that are essential to achieving academic success and personal goals.

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Keeper (Upper Level)

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My name is Sasha Beckdell Lewis. I used to be afraid of sort of everything. Clowns. Cats. Snowballs. Most knives. Some forks. Car wash places. Sprinkler heads. Men in beards. Men in moustaches. Blood. Ketchup (because it looks like blood). Most kinds of cheeses. And that was just my starter list. That was, until my best friend, Courtney, made me try out for the eighth grade soccer team.

The Highest Stand (Upper Level)

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My name is Dede Bartholomew Savage III. Say that ten times fast. But I don’t think my name was the only reason that kids picked on me. I wore glasses the size of CDs, my pants were as tight as my socks, and back then, I couldn’t think of one thing that I was even decent at. And most kids in my neighborhood made it their personal duty to remind me that I was a full-fledged nerd.

Safe at Home (Upper Level)

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My name is Selena Garcia and I’ve been playing baseball since I was a little girl. There’s a beat-up field behind our apartment that we play on every day. Being the only girl out there can be rough. That’s why I finally listened to my mother’s advice and joined a girl’s softball league. I loved playing softball and my life really started to come together. I made some friends and even discovered that I have a talent for pitching. But the day I made my first appearance on the pitcher’s mound, tragedy struck my family. Now I feel lost, wondering: will life ever be the same again?

Chasing the King (Upper Level)

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My name is Jason Skidder, but you can call me Skids. When I was young, I thought my life was pretty simple-I had school, my friends, and my love for soccer. I also had a plan. I would go to high school in San Francisco, then to college, and if things fell into place, I would become a professional soccer player. Or so I thought.

One day, my life got flipped upside down, literally, in a single moment. Over the next few years, I struggled to figure out where I was and who my friends were. I even began to doubt if my parents cared about me. Through it all, though, my soccer ball was the one thing in the world that never left my side. Without that ball and the game, I’m not sure if I ever would have made it-but I did. Yet, I’ll never forget the day my parents broke the news. At the same time, I thought my life was over. Little did I know that my adventure had just begun…

The Kid from Courage (Upper Level)

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My name is Bryan Berry. Two weeks ago I was an unknown tennis player, but suddenly I’ve become a contender at the most famous junior tournament in the United States. Like many kids, I dream about playing a sport professionally and competing against the greatest players in the world. This book is about chasing that dream. It’s about hard work, the pain of crushing defeats, and the joy of success. It’s about tennis. It’s about my life and how a small-town kid with a big-time dream fights his way to the top.

The Long Way Around (Upper Level)

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My name is Matt Devon. I feel safe in saying that I’m not your average twenty-two-year-old guy. An average twenty-two-year-old wouldn’t write this from behind bars, from a dark jail cell. Tomorrow marks my fourth full year in the New Mexico State Prison. Yet, from my jail cell, I still dream, I dream every night.

The Road to the Majors (Upper Level)

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My name is Jimmy Hanks. Until recently, I was a Minor League baseball player for the Dallas Lonestars. Like most young kids, I’ve always dreamed about standing on a Major League field and competing against the greatest ballplayers in the world. This book is about getting there. It’s about the long bus rides through deserted towns, it’s about double-headers, double-plays, errors, homeruns, tryouts, failures and successes. It’s about baseball. It’s about my life, and how a guy who never gets picked first fights to be standing last.

Hockey Dreams (Upper Level)

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My name is Wayne Miller. Don’t squint, or adjust your glasses, I really am this small. Still, I’ve always dreamed about being a professional hockey player, and competing against the greatest players in the world. This book is about how I chased down my dream, despite everybody telling me that it was impossible. It’s about overcoming the odds, fighting through injuries, and giving everything you’ve got every single day.

The Green (Upper Level)

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My name is Jason Green, and I guess that I’m kind of a goofball. At least I was, until one of my pranks went wrong and I ended up having to get a job at the Whispering Canyon Country Club. That was when everything changed. After I became friends with Eugene, who absolutely loves golf, I started to play the game myself. To my surprise, I was actually pretty good at it! I’d never been good at anything besides making people laugh. Now I’m starting to think that maybe the cool kids aren’t so cool after all. Maybe I’m not just the fat kid who’s good for a laugh, maybe I’m a golfer…

Dream Series: Long Shot (Upper Level)

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My name is Brittany Bristol, but you can call me Brit for short. Or you can just call me Short, because everyone always reminds me that I am too small and too short to play the game of giants, that is, basketball. But you know what? I don’t care what other people say about me. I don’t care that I’ve been cut, put down, and chased out of every level of competitive basketball that I’ve ever gone out for. I don’t worry that the guy of my dreams, Brian, won’t even look my way. I’m going to be all right. I’m the one in control of my fate. I’m the one who dreams. I can see it now: Brittany Bristol, the starting point guard for a women’s college basketball team.

Fighting El Fuego (Upper Level)

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My name is Francisco Diaz. But don’t call me that. Don’t call me Francis, Frankie, or Frank either. I go by my nickname, Paco. When I tell you to call me Paco, I mean it. The last thing you want to do is make me mad. When I get mad everything gets hazy and el fuego, the fire, takes over. Once that fire’s lit, there’s nothing I can do to put it out. So I get into fights all the time at school. Everyone with an opinion wants to help me, but I don’t want their help. My parents are making me see some psychologist, and she recommended that I buy a punching bag. She actually wants me to hit something when I get angry! I guess it’s better than hitting the side of someone’s face.

Locals Only (Upper Level)

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My name is Toby Hardin. I’m from Texas, but my father is a colonel in the Air Force, so we move around a lot. We’ve been living in Germany for the last six years. I had just made the starting lineup on my soccer team when “The Colonel” dropped a bomb on me: we were moving to Florida. Once we got there, I found out that skateboarding was king. The sport is the opposite of everything I’d been taught-and everything I believed.

Hoop City (Upper Level)

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My name is Tony Hope, but people around my neighborhood call me “T”. I live in Harlem, a place where life isn’t always easy. I’ve always dreamed that my brother Mike and I would stand on an NBA court together some day. This book is about trying to get there. It’s about winning and losing. It’s about joy and pain. It’s about basketball. It’s about our life, and how fifteen hours can change everything

Motocross Brother (Upper Level)

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My name is Jason Hitt and I live for stunts and thrills. Lately, my mother has been treating me like some kind of criminal. When one of my bike stunts goes wrong, Mom loses it. She decides to send me to Iowa. That’s where my deadbeat father and his stupid son live. My summer in Iowa starts off hot, boring, and miserable. I can’t shake the anger I feel towards Dad and his kid. But when I find out that my brother John is an awesome motocross rider, and I take my first ride on a real motorcycle, things start to change. Can motocross really help me forget the past? Will I survive the giant triple step-up jump?

Emerald (Upper Level)

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My name is Emerald Johnston and I am destined to be a pop star. After years of coming up short in auditions, I finally get my big break. But I soon find out that recording an album, going on tour, and rising up the music charts is really hard work. Everyone in my life seems to be pulling me in opposite directions. Plus, the entertainment business is all about image–which really stinks. They tell me that my hair isn’t blonde enough, my waist isn’t small enough, and my skirts aren’t short enough! It’s as if my voice doesn’t even count! Can I become a star and still be me? Can I make it to the top without losing the people I love along the way?

The Ride (Upper Level)

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My name is Cece Morgan and I love to snowboard. I can almost always be found flying through the snow on Rockville Mountain. I’ve lived in Wyoming my entire life. Having a giant mountain in your backyard when you love to snowboard is awesome. What is not awesome is when your father gets a new job in Los Angeles and tells you to pack up your stuff and leave the only home you’ve ever known.

Heat on the Street (Upper Level)

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Twelve years ago, Bobby Cortez was just your average Puerto Rican teenager. But a series of bad choices landed him in a tough street gang. Now, Bobby is a rookie F.B.I. agent, back in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, investigating a gang-related murder. Can he solve the murder and overcome the ghosts of his past?

The Ride (Lower Level)

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My name is Sasha Beckdell Lewis. I used to be afraid of sort of everything. Clowns. Cats. Snowballs. Most knives. Some forks. Car wash places. Sprinkler heads. Men in beards. Men in moustaches. Blood. Ketchup (because it looks like blood). Most kinds of cheeses. And that was just my starter list. That was, until my best friend, Courtney, made me try out for the eighth grade soccer team.

That team, that year, that sport, changed my life forever. Soccer has been the most steady and stable thing in my life since then. I cannot imagine where I would be today without the game. But I will never forget the time when I couldn't kick a ball or run for more than a block. I will never forget the girl who was afraid of the world.

The Kid from Courage (Lower Level)

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My name is Bryan Berry. Two weeks ago I was an unknown tennis player, but suddenly I've become a contender at the most famous junior tournament in the United States. Like many kids, I dream about playing a sport professionally and competing against the greatest players in the world. This book is about chasing that dream. It's about hard work, the pain of crushing defeats, and the joy of success. It's about tennis. It's about my life and how a small-town kid with a big-time dream fights his way to the top.

Sitting here at Stowe Stadium, waiting for my match in the Super National Championships to begin, I can finally sit back and reflect on the unpredictable chain of events that brought me here. I guess the story starts on the day that I suffered a devastating loss to that no-good, cheating Ted Grover. That's when an old, retired tennis coach named Henry Johnson spoke to me for the first time. And after that talk, I would never be the same...

The Highest Stand (Lower Level)

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My name is Dede Bartholomew Savage III. Say that ten times fast. But I don’t think my name was the only reason that kids picked on me. I wore glasses the size of CDs, my pants were as tight as my socks, and back then, I couldn’t think of one thing that I was even decent at. And most kids in my neighborhood made it their personal duty to remind me that I was a full-fledged nerd.

Safe at Home (Lower Level)

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My name is Selena Garcia and I’ve been playing baseball since I was a little girl. There’s a beat-up field behind our apartment that we play on every day. Being the only girl out there can be rough. That’s why I finally listened to my mother’s advice and joined a girl’s softball league. I loved playing softball and my life really started to come together. I made some friends and even discovered that I have a talent for pitching. But the day I made my first appearance on the pitcher’s mound, tragedy struck my family. Now I feel lost, wondering: will life ever be the same again?

Long Shot (Lower Level)

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My name is Brittany Bristol, but you can call me Brit for short. Or you can just call me Short, because everyone always reminds me that I am too small and too short to play the game of giants, that is, basketball. But you know what? I don’t care what other people say about me.I don’t care that I’ve been cut, put down, and chased out of every level of competitive basketball that I’ve ever gone out for. I don’t worry that the guy of my dreams, Brian, won’t even look my way. I’m going to be all right. I’m the one in control of my fate. I’m the one who dreams. I can see it now: Brittany Bristol, the starting point guard for a women’s college basketball team.

The Road to the Majors (Lower Level)

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My name is Jimmy Hanks. Until recently, I was a Minor League baseball player for the Dallas Lonestars. Like most young kids, I’ve always dreamed about standing on a Major League field and competing against the greatest ballplayers in the world. This book is about getting there. It’s about the long bus rides through deserted towns, it’s about double-headers, double-plays, errors, homeruns, tryouts, failures and successes. It’s about baseball. It’s about my life, and how a guy who never gets picked first fights to be standing last.

The Long Way Around (Lower Level)

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My name is Matt Devon. I feel safe in saying that I’m not your average twenty-two-year-old guy. An average twenty-two-year-old wouldn’t write this from behind bars, from a dark jail cell. Tomorrow marks my fourth full year in the New Mexico State Prison. Yet, from my jail cell, I still dream, I dream every night.

Chasing the King (Lower Level)a

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My name is Jason Skidder, but you can call me Skids. When I was young, I thought my life was pretty simple-I had school, my friends, and my love for soccer. I also had a plan. I would go to high school in San Francisco, then to college, and if things fell into place, I would become a professional soccer player. Or so I thought.

Locals Only (Lower Level)

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My name is Toby Hardin. I’m from Texas, but my father is a colonel in the Air Force, so we move around a lot. We’ve been living in Germany for the last six years. I had just made the starting lineup on my soccer team when “The Colonel” dropped a bomb on me: we were moving to Florida. Once we got there, I found out that skateboarding was king. The sport is the opposite of everything I’d been taught–and everything I believed.

The Green (Lower Level)

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My name is Jason Green, and I guess that I’m kind of a goofball. At least I was, until one of my pranks went wrong and I ended up having to get a job at the Whispering Canyon Country Club. That was when everything changed. After I became friends with Eugene, who absolutely loves golf, I started to play the game myself. To my surprise, I was actually pretty good at it! I’d never been good at anything besides making people laugh. Now I’m starting to think that maybe the cool kids aren’t so cool after all. Maybe I’m not just the fat kid who’s good for a laugh, maybe I’m a golfer…

Emerald (Lower Level)

View Product | ISBN: 9781615707713 | $9.95 | Paperback

My name is Emerald Johnston and I am destined to be a pop star. After years of coming up short in auditions, I finally get my big break. But I soon find out that recording an album, going on tour, and rising up the music charts is really hard work. Everyone in my life seems to be pulling me in opposite directions. Plus, the entertainment business is all about image-which really stinks. They tell me that my hair isn’t blonde enough, my waist isn’t small enough, and my skirts aren’t short enough! It’s as if my voice doesn’t even count! Can I become a star and still be me? Can I make it to the top without losing the people I love along the way?

Fighting El Fuego (Lower Level)

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My name is Francisco Diaz. But don’t call me that. Don’t call me Francis, Frankie, or Frank either. I go by my nickname, Paco. When I tell you to call me Paco, I mean it. The last thing you want to do is make me mad. When I get mad everything gets hazy and el fuego, the fire, takes over. Once that fire’s lit, there’s nothing I can do to put it out. So I get into fights all the time at school. Everyone with an opinion wants to help me, but I don’t want their help. My parents are making me see some psychologist, and she recommended that I buy a punching bag. She actually wants me to hit something when I get angry! I guess it’s better than hitting the side of someone’s face.

Hoop City (Lower Level)

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My name is Tony Hope, but people around my neighborhood call me “T”. I live in Harlem, a place where life isn’t always easy. I’ve always dreamed that my brother Mike and I would stand on an NBA court together some day. This book is about trying to get there. It’s about winning and losing. It’s about joy and pain. It’s about basketball. It’s about our life, and how fifteen hours can change everything.

Hockey Dreams (Lower Level)

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My name is Wayne Miller. Don’t squint, or adjust your glasses, I really am this small. Still, I’ve always dreamed about being a professional hockey player, and competing against the greatest players in the world. This book is about how I chased down my dream, despite everybody telling me that it was impossible. It’s about overcoming the odds, fighting through injuries, and giving everything you’ve got every single day.

Motocross Brother (Lower Level)

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My name is Jason Hitt and I live for stunts and thrills. Lately, my mother has been treating me like some kind of criminal. When one of my bike stunts goes wrong, Mom loses it. She decides to send me to Iowa. That’s where my deadbeat father and his stupid son live. My summer in Iowa starts off hot, boring, and miserable. I can’t shake the anger I feel towards Dad and his kid. But when I find out that my brother John is an awesome motocross rider, and I take my first ride on a real motorcycle, things start to change. Can motocross really help me forget the past? Will I survive the giant triple step-up jump?

The Ride (Lower Level)

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My name is Cece Morgan and I love to snowboard. I can almost always be found flying through the snow on Rockville Mountain. I’ve lived in Wyoming my entire life. Having a giant mountain in your backyard when you love to snowboard is awesome. What is not awesome is when your father gets a new job in Los Angeles and tells you to pack up your stuff and leave the only home you’ve ever known.

Heat on the Street (Lower Level)

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Twelve years ago, Bobby Cortez was just your average Puerto Rican teenager. But a series of bad choices landed him in a tough street gang. Now, Bobby is a rookie F.B.I. agent, back in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, investigating a gang-related murder. Can he solve the murder and overcome the ghosts of his past?

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