Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Game of Character: A Family Journey from Chicago’s Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond

New Book Giveaway!
Most Americans first met Craig Robinson when he introduced his sister, Michelle Obama, at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Within minutes, he won the hearts of the nation by sharing highlights of their childhood on Chicago’s southside, where they were raised by exemplary and devoted parents. Fraser and Marian Robinson instilled the values of education, hard work, and courage in their children and always encouraged them to reach far beyond what they ever dreamed possible.

A GAME OF CHARACTER: A Family Journey from Chicago’s Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond (Gotham Books; on sale April 20; $26) is a stunning tribute to his parents, coaches, and other mentors who have contributed to his ongoing search for what it truly means to have character.

Craig Robinson shares rich, heartwarming stories from his childhood days… playing street basketball while excelling academically, dodging third-grade girls chasing him home (thanks to Michelle’s sisterly protection), getting admitted to Princeton University, where he was twice named Ivy League Player of the Year, and moving with his wife and children from Chicago to Providence, Rhode Island, where he was the head coach at Brown while in the midst of the historic Presidential election of his brother-in-law Barack Obama, and then moving his family to Oregon, where he is currently coaching the Oregon State Beavers men’s basketball team.

“True character is a quality that can be found everywhere and anywhere, in some of the least likely places,” Robinson writes. In A Game of Character, Craig Robinson opens the doors to a remarkable family. Using basketball as a metaphor for life, he shares the lessons he learned about what it takes to succeed, and more important, what it means to have character.

Gotham Books is providing a copy to one of my readers! To win a copy of the book, send an email to blackgivesback [at] gmail [dot] com with "Book Giveaway" in the subject line by Sunday, April 25th. Good luck!

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