Written by Tiki Barber and Ronde Barber
8 - 12
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Oct 23, 2007
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Hut! Hut! Go long, Tiki! Tiki and Ronde’s twelfth summer is winding down – the nights are getting shorter and the evenings cooler. That means two things: The first day of junior high is just a few days away, and it’s almost the start of football season at last. With two championships and an 8-2 season last year, Tiki and Ronde are ready to graduate from the Peewee League and hit the field as starting players for the Hidden Valley Eagles. But junior high is a lot bigger than elementary school. The competition for starting spots is stiff, and seniority rules. If Tiki and Ronde make it past tryouts and cuts, will they get the chance to play, or will they have to spend the season watching from the bench with the other seventh graders? Inspired by the childhood of NFL superstars Tiki and Ronde Barber, Kickoff! is a story of teamwork, perseverance, and what it takes to be a champion.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    October 23, 2007
    Simon and Schuster-Paula Wiseman Books
    Page Count
    Juvenile Reader
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
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