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Yes I Can!

Yes I Can!

by Neil Smith
Today's kids can learn from Neil Smith. Yes I Can! gives kids a first-hand look at meeting their challenges head on. His book is colorful, with action packed illustrations, photos and inspiring text for parents and children to share. Yes I Can! is a true life-lessons book of inspiration.

Defensive end Neil Smith of the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos, has made the Pro Bowl six times. Neil has a learning disability that caused him to have many bad days as a kid.

"When I was in the first grade, I began to have trouble keeping up with the rest of my class in reading. I was embarrassed, and I tried to hide my problem from my teacher. I fell behind in all of my schoolwork. Some of the kids called me a dummy. It hurt me a lot to be called names.

"In the third grade, I found out I had a condition called dyslexia (dis-LEKS-ee-uh). People with dyslexia see letters backward. Even though I was glad to find out why I had trouble reading, I was still afraid of going to school. But my mom told me that the only way to overcome my problem was to face it."

4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Addax Publishing Group
Number of Pages
Biography and Autobiography

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Neil Smith Neil Smith is one of the top sack artists in pro football

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