Super Sports Stars Who Are Changing the Game

People Power Series

Illustrator: Alexander Mostov

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

People Power Series

Age 5+

People & Places

Discover the stories of 20 sportspeople who are pushing the limits of their game and helping to make our world a better place.
Discover 20 incredible true stories of sporting legends. Incredible facts about each sportsperson’s life and times are accompanied by bright and accessible illustrations, making this book ideal for young children wanting to learn about amazing athletes who through their achievements and action on and off the pitch have changed the world for the better. Positive, uplifting and packed full of information, this book will show children that no one is too small to make a difference.

Sportspeople featured: Muhammad Ali; Emma Raducanu; Tegla Loroupe; LeBron James; Maria Toorpakai; Ludwig Guttmann; Cathy Freeman; Tom Daley; Palwankar Baloo; Billy Monger; Morné du Plessis; Sky Brown; Mel Young; Ibtihaj Muhammad; Ellen MacArthur; Simone Biles; Husnah Kukundakwe; Saeid Mollaei; Megan Rapinoe; Marcus Rashford.

“Uplifting." The Times


Rick Broadbent writes on a range of sports for The Times. He has worked at the Olympic Games, football and rugby world cups and all golf majors. The only Times journalist to interview the mute wrestler Kendo Nagasaki, he has been nominated as SJA feature writer of the year and has been shortlisted three times for the William Hill book prize.
Alexander Mostov grew up in central Ohio, but has been drawing in Seattle since 2013. With a background in architecture, his illustration style incorporates playful angles, dynamic perspectives, and a focus on how characters interact in a space. Alexander uses a variety of mediums including digital, ink and gouache. Alexander has worked on a number of children's picture books, including Go, Bikes, Go! (Little Bigfoot); D-Day (Quarto); The Secret Life of Spies (Quarto); and The Planets We Explore (Magic Cat Publishing).

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