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Long before he was sacking quarterbacks, Tamba Hali was facing bigger challenges. Learn about his life in this second book in a middle grade nonfiction series about the childhoods of your favorite athletes.

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali’s story seems almost unbelievable. He and his seven siblings fled war-torn Liberia to the Ivory Coast during his youth and later
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 21st 2017 by Aladdin
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This is a great sports book that is so much more than a sports book. Tamba Hali became a professional football player in the United States but under the most unlikely circumstances. Tamba’s small village in Liberia was overtaken by civil war (a war with weapon carrying child soldiers) when he was only six. His father made his way to the U.S. and after years of paperwork brought his children over but Tamba’s mom was left behind in Africa. At the age of ten (soon to be 11) Tamba is suddenly in a s ...more
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Great sports book - reluctant readers will enjoy the story.
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Several other biographies to pair this with. For the sports fan, but you're also looking for a refugee story for them. ...more
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