Book Club

NIRMV 1-2-3 Inspirational Book Club

NIRMV Sports Read-A-Thon

Sponsored by the NIRMV 1-2-3 Book Club

Between September 15 and November 15, 2020, read/re-read any sports book(s) and have a chance to win a gift card.

To enter, email nirmvdetroit@gmail.com with “Sports Reading” subject line. Include your name, book title(s) and author along with a brief review. Sports-Read-A-Thon list and entry details (PDF).

Don’t Let the Lipstick Fool You: The Making of a Champion—Lisa Leslie and Larry Burnett

Playing with Purpose: Inside the Lives and Faith of the NFL’s Top Quarterbacks—Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow

The Dewsweepers: Seasons of Golf and Friendship—James Dodson

Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession—Venus Williams, Kelly E. Carter, Abby Craden and Mirrion Willis

Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights—Samuel G. Freedman

Ways of Grace: Stories of Activism, Adversity, and How Sports Can Bring Us Together—James Blake

The Mamba Mentality—Kobe Bryant

The Most Famous Woman in Baseball: Effa Manley and the Negro Leagues—Bob Luke

24: Life Stories & Lessons from the Say Hey Kid—Willie Mays & John Shea


About the Book Club

The book club was launched in 2019 to spotlight our Recommended Reading List books. The first launch selection book was If I Live to be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians by Neenah Ellis.

And the Winner is...
Thanks to the generosity of author Neenah Ellis, NIRMV had a special contest to give away some extra-special tapes. Hassan El-Amin was thrilled to be one of the winners selected to receive an NPR interview tape linked to our last NIRMV 1-2-3 Book Club selection. The tape features author Neenah Ellis chatting with NIRMV Ultimate Inspirational Role Model Louisiana Hines. Hines was one of two Detroiters spotlighted in two chapters of If I Live to Be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians, an international bestseller by Ellis. The book was written after Ellis received positive responses and reviews for her One Hundred Year of Stories NPR series. The lucky tape winner said he felt honored and has already listened to it several times.