By My Brother's Side
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By My Brother's Side

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Tiki and Ronde were each other's best friends. Together from the start, these twins might not have been the strongest or the tallest, but they were fast and worked hard at what they loved. And they loved sports, especially football.

Then one day Tiki badly hurt his knee in a biking accident, and he was sure he'd never be able to play again. Their mother had always told th

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 31st 2004 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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Tiki and Ronde were twins who were best friends. They both played football, although they were not the strongest or the tallest, they worked very hard and tried their best. One day Tiki got into a bike accident and hurt his knee. He never thought he would be able to play football or any sports ever again because that is what the doctor said. But Tiki is determined to be able to play sports again. Growing up their mom always told them to stick together, so through this hard time Tiki went through...more
Chelsie Morrison
By My Brother's Side is an inspirational story about NFL Superstars Tiki and Ronde Barber. This story provides a great message about perseverance, hard work, and most importantly, true love and dedication to family.

The story begins when Tiki and Ronde are very young. The two boys do everything together and are very athletic and adventurous. One day, Tiki and Ronde are riding bikes with friends when Tiki has a terrible accident breaking his leg. Though Tiki's doctor tells his mother that he may...more
Beth Hall
Sep 27, 2007 Beth Hall rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: first grade boys
This was a real hit with Meade and with his classmates when I read it aloud to them. It touches on many important themes--perserverence, brotherly love, doing your homework, overcoming adversity and football. The writing isn't the most scintillating, but oh well. The fact that it's "a true story" and the subject matter--football. That's all it takes.

Native Virginians Ronde and Tiki Barber are identical twins (who were born small as many twins are--since Meade is small, I like the fact they menti...more
Tiki & Ronde are best friend twin brothers who love playing sports. One summer day, a bike accident leaves Tiki with a broken leg. He watches Ronde practice ball and run all summer. The leg heals right in time for football practice in the fall. The twins work hard, have a positive attitude, and a supportive mother who tells them that they can achieve anything that they want to in life. The two brothers talk and dream of playing together, side by side, in the Super Bowl.

The story doesn’t act...more
Ryan Treaster
This book is based on NFL players Tiki and Ronde Barber. Although these two were not the biggest and strongest, they were taught to always work hard and be determine. In this book , it shows what can come out of hard work and determination.

Reading Level- Transitional Readers
Curricular Uses- Read aloud or independent reading
Social issues- hard work and determination lead to success
Dec 02, 2007 Ronster rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Grades K-3
Children's picture book. Professional football players, Ronde and Tiki Barber, are the subjects for this fun story. Tiki injures himself and has to sit out of sports for awhile. This story shows the connection between two brothers (twins) and the support of their mother. Use in a unit on family, friendship or positive character traits.
What NFL players and twin brothers Tiki and Ronde Barber lack in writing experience, they make up for in seemingly genuine commraderie and brotherly love, which is quite refreshing. While this is story that will appeal to sports fans, it's really about team work, hard work and selflessness.
1. Good book for little boys who aspire to be athletes to read.
2. Teaches students to work hard at something that they like to do to become better at it and don’t let people hold them back from doing whatever it is that they like to do.
3. Promotes love and caring for ones sibling.
Kara Smith
Based on the childhood of two current NFL superstar twin brothers, this book will be an instant hit for reluctant boy readers! It is told chronologically and uses a cause and effect text structure to teach the reader that trial and error is normal when accomplishing your dreams!!
I like that book cause when the brother broke his leg the brother helped him play f ball


Not the greatest children's book I've ever read, but I do love me some Tiki. Plus Ford gave it to me as a wedding gift, so it's special.
This book was ok. It would be a great segue into a unit about athletes or working hard to achieve your dreams
Amanda Taylor
I loved this book. It talks about these brothers lives as they grow up and how they became football players.
Good family book showing love and loyalty. Would be good for a family or sports unit.
This book is about a real football player that broke his leg when he was a kid.
J What little football star in your life wouldn't enjoy this, really.
Tyler Smith
The title says it all. Love your siblings always.
Jan 05, 2009 Daniel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: sports fans
Shelves: tiki-and-ronde
This has been a great book to read.
Dec 28, 2008 Hunter rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: football lovers
man i got scared wen i read the doctor said tiki wouldnt walk again.but tikis a role model he knew he could walk and later join football.hes my inspiration
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Tiki Barber is a record-holding retired running back for the New York Giants. Mr. Barber is currently a correspondent for NBC's Today show and an analyst for NBC's Football Night in America.
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