Best-selling author Jon Gordon and school psychologist Lauren Gallagher, PhD, have written a new book — an inspiring story for kids called The Hard Hat for Kids. Adults will also find this book valuable as it is a story with lessons about teamwork. Adapted from Gordon’s bestseller The Hard Hat, which was geared toward adults, The Hard Hat for Kids teaches children how to be great teammates. The book’s “10 Ways to be a Great Teammate” and the “We before Me” philosophies are at its core. These philosophies help to engage young readers and present practical insights and life-changing lessons. Learn to understand the power of cooperation, friendship and selflessness.
Read The Hard Hat for Kids with Your Children This Holiday
The book, The Hard Hat for Kids follows Mickey, a talented basketball lover who has always dreamed of playing on her school’s basketball team. On the first day of practice, Mickey learns of a special award given to the best teammate. She soon discovers that there is a big difference between being the best player and being the best teammate. What follows is a story about selflessness, hard work, compassion, and a clear lesson about putting the team first.
The inspiration for The Hard Hat for Kids and The Hard Hat — Gordon’s bestseller for adults — is based on Cornell University’s lacrosse team and their captain, George Boiardi, the grandson of the famed pasta icon Chef Boy-ar-dee. At a very young age, George was a star on the team and exemplified a good teammate and leader. Tragically, George passed away at 22 years old on Cornell’s Schoellkopf field while playing lacrosse. His legacy lives on in the hearts of those who knew him including his family, friends, teammates and generations of students that have come after him. Loyal and selfless, George always led by example. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the book will go to the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation which provides financial assistance to elementary and high school students seeking enriching extracurricular activities. The Foundation also makes grants to organizations that provide those opportunities.
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