If you would like to purchase a signed copy of the book, you can order signed copies below by writing "signed copy" in the order comments, or by calling 508-888-2331.
Please note the change in location for this event from the Sandwich Library to the Riverview School as of 10/16/23.
Titcomb's Bookshop, Sandwich Public Library, and Riverview School are honored to welcome two-time Olympic Medalist and U.S. Ladies' Figure Skating Champion Nancy Kerrigan to speak about her new children's picture book Stronger Than She Thinks (on sale November 7th) on Saturday November 18th from 1-3pm at Riverview School. Featuring scenes from her childhood as she learns how to work hard, to believe in herself, and to land her first axel jump, Kerrigan has written an empowering story to inspire children and their caregivers. This book is a perfect holiday gift and the story is a great read aloud for children ages 4-8.
This is a free event, but registration is required and space is limited. Registration can be completed HERE or by calling the store at 508-888-2331.
Books will be for sale at the event, and Kerrigan will sign them after her presentation. Those who are unable to attend the event may order signed copies below by writing "signed copy" in the order comments, or by calling 508-888-2331.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In her first book for children, two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan shares scenes from her childhood as she learns how to work hard, to believe in herself, and to land her first axel jump.
Nancy (age 8) and her family sacrifice time, money, and effort into her clear skill, talent, and passion for figure skating. She's really good at it, but money is tight while she's learning to land the hardest of figure skating jumps - the axel. And she must be able to do one in order to go to her first competition.
Her skates are too small, her feet hurt, but try after try, she gets up off the ice and takes another turn around the ice until she finally lands that first (wobbly) axel and then lands it solidly at her first competition.
Persistence, hard work, and the importance of believing in yourself are highlighted in this story from the earliest moments of Nancy Kerrigan's figure skating career.
From the author's note:
From the earliest moments in my skating career, I faced obstacle after obstacle. But I kept trying. Every time I fell, I got back up. Every time I failed, I tried again. Every time someone told me no, I kept working until I earned a yes.... Eventually, I learned that I had more strength within me than I ever realized. And here's great news--you're stronger than you think, too.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nancy Kerrigan is a two-time Olympic Medalist and a U.S. Ladies' Figure Skating Champion. She won a bronze medal at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics and a silver medal at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics. The co-author of Artistry on Ice: Figure Skating Skills and Style (Human Kinetics, 2002) and Nancy Kerrigan: In My Own Words (Hyperion, 1996), Stronger than She Thinks is her first book for children.