Book Review + Giveaway: ‘I Want to Be An Athlete & Entrepreneur’

By on Nov 29, 2014 in Books | 11 comments

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So this is exciting, and a super long time coming. A few months ago Garrett Carter reached out to me after I posted the list of 35 books Brown boys will love, and asked if I’d review his book + give away a few copies. Of course, I said yes, then proceeded to sit on it–for months.

But the time has come. The holiday season has officially begun, and what better way to kick it off than with our first giveaway?

But first…the review…

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I Want to Be an Athlete and Entrepreneur is a cute kid’s book by Garrett Carter. Garrett is a middle school language arts teacher in Ohio who loves to mentor and tutor kids. He also loves to help raise awareness about careers, goal setting, and dreams, a theme that’s very evident in all of his books.

b8a7fd_4cf00a5cadf047438f70de3e1390ee46.jpg_srz_p_185_327_75_22_0.50_1.20_0I Want to Be an Athlete and Entrepreneur is the second book in the Coby series, and according to the website, “Coby is a young African American boy who is passionate about playing sports. In ‘Coby’s Athlete and Career Series,’ Coby discovers that, in addition being an athlete, he has many other talents and dreams!”

In I Want to Be an Athlete and EntrepreneurCoby declares that he wants to be a professional athlete when he grows up, but when his mother tells him he should be prepared to do more than one thing in life, Coby thinks about what else he’d like to be. After remembering he ran a successful punch stand the previous summer, Coby decides he also wants to be an entrepreneur when he’s older. He also manages to encourage his little sister Lainey along the way.

While I Want to Be an Athlete and Entrepreneur is a wonderful story on its own, the book also includes a page for kids to figure out their own “game plan” and jot down their hobbies and goals for the future. You can read more about the book and the series on Garrett’s website: here.

Now, for the fun part!

Garrett was kind enough to gift 3 copies to giveaway to #BrownBoyGenius readers, so here’s what you need to do to win a free book:

–>Sign into the PunchTab box & follow the instructions + leave a comment below naming your favorite children’s book featuring a Brown boy.

That’s it!

The giveaway will be open until Midnight, Dec. 2nd The giveaway is closed.

btw: If you don’t want to enter the giveaway & just want to buy the book, grab it on Amazon: here.

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    November 30, 2014

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    November 30, 2014

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    Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats! The runner-up is Chovolate Me by Taye Diggs

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    December 1, 2014

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    December 1, 2014

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    We really love Brothers of the Night by Debbie Allen. Ladies if you haven’t read it with your little ones you should and their was a performance we saw over the summer hopefully they recorded it and have it for sale, it was a great show! Thanks for this I am going to look into a few of the books from the comments and the list you’ve put together.

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