Ring Force – Olympics inspired children’s book with a Latino heroMonday, July 30th, 2012
Ring Force is a recently released children’s book written by Brian Brown that follows the adventures of a Latino boy – Henry Garcia.
Ring Force – great Olympic story for kids
Henry, whose nickname is Booker, lives in Brooklyn, NY and dreams about winning an Olympic gold medal in track and field. Booker and other children from around the world are chosen by the Olympus gods to keep the Olympic flame and spirit burning in the hearts of people. Together they are fighting to save the world.
Brian Brown, the author of Ring Force, is the NBC Olympics story editor and senior producer, who has won 12 Emmys and has been awarded the Olympic Golden Rings for his excellent broadcasting of the Olympic Games.
Here is what Brian Brown said about Ring Force:
“I’ve always wanted to bring Olympic stories to kids in a way that can impact them beyond the run of the games. (…) Creating a story with elements like the importance of working hard to succeed, being part of a team, living a certain spirit of excellence and opening yourself up to the larger world was important to me. The games are so much more than just victory – it’s about sportsmanship and doing your best.”
“When you believe in your dream… All is possible.”
Booker has a poster on his bedroom wall with a quote of Muhammad Ali, who said: “When you believe in your dream… All is possible.”
Applying the lessons of sports champions to kids lives is very powerful. The greatest athletes from all over the world can be role models who inspire to be better. Ring Force provides an educational concept that children between 8 and 12 years of age will find interesting and entertaining.
Instituto del Progreso Latino (Instituto) of Chicago, Illinois was incorporated in 1977 to meet the needs of Latino immigrants to learn English, find employment, accustom their children to the U.S. educational systems, and adjust to life in Chicago in a myriad of ways.Read More