Demonstrating the Will to Succeed in the Face of Adversity
Anyone who has ever played on a baseball team, High School, College, or as a Pro will enjoy Jim Stovall’s creative imagination and baseball savvy in his latest book in the Historical Homecoming Series. “Will to Win,” the third in the series.
“Will to Win” is the story of a baseball coach, a catcher, and Sky Forest, a senior student at Will Rogers High School.
The story focuses on Sky’s journey as the first-ever girl pitcher in the state high school playoffs. Sky’s journey is filled with, her disappointments, as she joins the team, meets opposition, public humiliation, and insult
Raised by her grandmother, and influenced by her Cherokee tradition, Sky became captivated by the stature of Will Rogers prominently placed near the front entrance to the high school, named in his honor. Through a series of mysterious, mystic experiences, Sky receives clear messages from Will Roger’s statue. Because of these messages and the reminder that “the best is yet to come,” Sky forges ahead in perseverance, and determination to beat the odds.
Jim Stovall has given me a new appreciation for the impact and wisdom of Will Rogers. I became so engrossed in Jim’s storytelling, and the motivation behind Will Roger’s philosophy that I plan to provide five of my grand-children with their own copy as an introduction to Jim Stovall’s writing and Will Rogers perspectives on life.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
Sound Wisdom, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-1640951792, $15.99, 2020, 180 pages