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Glowing “Baseball Genius” Review

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Tim Green and Derek Jeter’s latest book, “Baseball Genius,” has only been out for a little over one week and it is already getting rave reviews. This particular review from MacArthur & Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools school librarian, Lonna Pierce, praises the story for its gripping atmosphere!

“From the first page to the last, Jalen Deluca’s exploits with his friends will keep readers in suspense. Living with his dad in a run-down train station, Jalen helps his struggling father operate the Silver Liner Diner. More than anything, Jalen wants to get on a baseball travel team this summer, but he can’t afford the exorbitant fees. In a gambit to steal and sell signed baseballs from star Yankees player James Yager’s home batting cage, Jalen is caught by the player himself. In a panic, Jalen reveals his secret: he is a baseball genius, who just might revitalize Yager’s fading career. Jalen Deluca has a gifted math mind, with the ability to see, remember, and analyze a pitcher’s statistics with ease. Even better, using preternatural ability, he can predict the pitches with accuracy before they are thrown. This proves lucky for Yager, an aging future hall of famer who is in the crosshairs of the General Manager for his dismal batting average. Green and Jeter know how to grab readers and keep them hooked all the way through this middle grade sports fiction. It is a page turner for baseball fans who revel in realistic gamesmanship and play-by-play excitement. This is a winner!”

-Lonna Pierce, School Librarian, MacArthur & Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools, Binghamton, New York

Highly Recommended

For more information on, or to purchase a copy of, “Baseball Genius,” visit TimGreenBooks.com.

Tim Green To Sign Copies of New Book, “Baseball Genius”

Tim Green - Glowing Baseball Genius Review

Tim Green has recently released his new book Baseball Genius. The book, which was co-written with baseball legend, Derek Jeter, is sure to delight baseball fans both young and old. In order to promote the release, Tim will be signing copies of the book at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, IL. The signing will begin at 7pm on Thursday, March 9th. In order to secure your spot in line, make sure to purchase your copy of the book at Anderson’s.

The book, which released on March 7th, tells the incredible story of Jalen DeLuca, a boy who can guess the type of throw that a pitcher will cast. He uses this amazing ability to aid the at-risk career of New York Yankee, James Yager, after he is caught attempting to steal baseballs from Yager’s home. The book draws some inspiration from Jeter’s life, as the main character’s name is derived from Jeter’s real-life nephew. The book is the first entry in a planned trilogy of baseball themed books from the two authors.

Jeter, who has had one of the greatest professional careers of any baseball player in league history, has published multiple books through his publishing company, Jeter Publishing. To date, Jeter Publishing has published 7 books—6 non-fiction adult books and 1 children’s story—with another children’s book slated to release next month. And Green is no stranger to the world of young adult reading himself, having published almost 20 books for children, with another 16 books for adults. Together, the two combined their respective experience and knowledge of baseball with their real life experiences into what is sure to be a home run.

The co-authors even appeared together on CBS’ This Morning in order to discuss the novel and some of its background.

If you’re interested in purchasing a copy of the novel from Anderson’s, visit Andersonsbookshop.com or call at (630) 355-2665.

Tim Green And Derek Jeter Co-Author Baseball Genius, Available March 7

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What do you get when two amazing athletes team up to write a children’s novel? You get Baseball Genius. Tim Green and Derek Jeter have teamed up to create the incredible tale of a boy looking to join a baseball travel team. The story is sure to delight both new and old fans of Tim and Derek’s work. Below is the original press release for the novel:

 

March 7, 2017—Timothy J. Green, an author, former NFL defensive end, former Fox Sports broadcaster, and attorney with Barclay Damon, LLP, has co-authored the young-adult novel Baseball Genius with baseball legend Derek Jeter. The first in a trilogy of baseball novels to be co-authored by the pair, Baseball Genius will be released March 7.

Tim and Derek will discuss the book and their writing collaboration on CBS This Morning, March 8, during the 8 a.m. hour.

Baseball Genius is the story of Jalen DeLuca, a boy who loves baseball and wants to join a travel team but can’t afford the fee. After a failed scheme to come up with the money at the expense of James “JY” Yager, the Yankees’ star second baseman who is facing a batting slump, the pair realize they can work together to use Jalen’s special talent as a “baseball genius” to help both players solve their problems.

In addition to being a New York Times bestselling author and a retired defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, Tim is an attorney with Barclay Damon, where he has been integrally involved for the past 20 years in developing some of the largest clients of the firm, particularly in the areas of energy and intellectual property. Tim works with other senior leaders of the firm to identify, evaluate, develop, and maintain as clients some of highest performing companies in the United States in areas of particular strategic focus to the firm.

John P. Langan, Barclay Damon’s managing partner, said, “All of us at Barclay Damon are proud to have Tim on our team. He is an extraordinary person in many ways and a true force of nature—so talented in so many different endeavors. In addition to being uniquely impactful in the success of the firm, his work as a New York Times bestselling author has been so impressive. It’s a pleasure to see the good work Tim does to encourage young people across the country to embrace reading and to explain the many benefits that come from being consistent, lifelong readers.”

In his 1,500-plus visits to schools throughout the United States, where he has spoken to nearly half a million students, Tim says reading is “weightlifting for your brain,” an essential habit that increases school success and builds character. Since he began writing for kids in 2007, his young-reader series has sold over a million copies. Tim uses all of his speaking fees to buy books for kids, libraries, and schools that could not afford them otherwise. Tim has written 35 books to date. Click here for more on his career as an author.

Barclay Damon, LLP, listed as a “Top 250 Firm” by The National Law Journal, is a full-service law firm with offices throughout the major cities of New York State and in Toronto, Boston, Washington DC, and Newark. With 275 lawyers in 33 practice areas, Barclay Damon is the largest law firm in the Northeastern United States centered outside a major market. Barclay Damon provides comprehensive legal and business counsel to a diverse client base. For more information, visit barclaydamon.com.

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Tim Green Featured in Houston Chronicle

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It comes as no surprise that Tim Green has had a storied and successful career. He’s gone from being an accomplished football player to a successful lawyer and best-selling author. In short, Tim Green is a renaissance man. And his talent and abilities have become recognized for years, all over the country. One of his more recent mentions was in the Houston Chronicle.

Just last month, the Houston Chronicle ran a story on Tim citing his many achievements. While they mentioned his past as a defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons, the article focused a bit more on Tim’s storytelling. The article primarily dealt with Tim’s latest book to release “Left Out”, which deals with a young deaf boy attempting to fit into a new school by playing football.

The article mentions how the book came about in the first place, citing Tim’s inspiration. While on tour for one of his books a few years ago, Tim came across a young boy in Arkansas who played football and had cochlear implants. He then met another similar boy from Kentucky who played football and had cochlear implants. This is what inspired Tim to give his character cochlear implants as well.

Inspired to base his book on these two boys, Tim said, “I was thinking about my next book and thought this would be a great story.” So Tim began to write, and in order to make the story as true to life as possible, he kept in constant contact with both boys, asking them about their experiences.

The article also mentioned Tim’s visit to Houston in order to talk to young students about the importance of reading. The speech is part of Inprint’s Cool Brains! reading series for young people.

The article also mentioned Green’s newest book, “Baseball Genius”, which is scheduled to release in March. The book was co-written by former baseball star Derek Jeter.

Tim Green and Atlanta Falcons Team Up For Play 60/ Read 20

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Recently, Tim Green visited Lake Windward Elementary School in Alpharetta, Georgia in his ongoing effort to get children to read and get active. Tim, joined by Atlanta Falcons’ Taylor Gabriel and Ben Garland, sat down with the elementary students and encouraged the children to read and play.

Tim does not only advocate reading and being active, he also makes it a point to teach the children about having good character. This is one of the themes discussed in his newest book, “Left Out,” which deals with a deaf boy playing on his new school’s football team in order to fit in. Tim also took a moment to read an excerpt of the book, as well as give out a free copy to each student.

The Play 60 campaign is nothing new to the NFL’s attempt at fighting childhood obesity. Tim, however, has added the Read 20 portion of the campaign, noting that, while physical activity is important, mental activity is just as necessary. Tim strongly encourages children to read at least 20 minutes a day. He believes that reading is like, “weightlifting for the brain.”  

Here is Tim’s official statement regarding the campaign:

“The wonderful thing about both reading and playing is that they’re fun. Unlike weight lifting to become a better athlete, weightlifting for the brain should be as pleasant as playing for 60 minutes on the playground. That’s a big part of my message to kids, and I suggest it should be yours.”

Tim Green Speaks at Illinois Reading Council

Tim Green Syracuse Speaks at Illinois Reading Council

Last month, Tim Green visited the Illinois Reading Council conference in an effort to continue his campaign for literacy. An already established author, Green has dedicated much of his time, visiting over 1,000 schools and speaking to more than 500,000 students, in order to demonstrate the power and importance of reading.

Held in Peoria, Illinois, the Illinois Reading Council conference is one of the largest literacy conferences in the country, lasting three days and featuring dozens of speakers and advocates for literacy.

Green had two panels during the conference, both focused on how reading is like weightlifting for your brain. With only 20 minutes of reading a day significantly boosting character development and academic performance, it is one of the best possible activities for not only children to practice, but adults as well.

The conference was attended by local Lostant Community School faculty members, Melissa Einhaus and Ruth Ann Bruzgis. Of all of the speakers at the conference, Einhaus was particularly interested in Green, noting his influence on children’s drive to read.

In a recent article from the Tonica News, Einhaus stated, “he’s responsible for getting a lot of boys to read. Kids that are into sports, he can really hook them into reading.”

Both Einhaus and Bruzgis admired Green’s star power. “We were kind of star-struck,” Einhaus said. “We went by his room and we were like, ‘Is that who I think it is?’”

Other notable speakers at the conference include award-winning author Steven Layne, Newbery Honor author Joan Bauer and Project CRISS director Dr. Debra Franciosi.

According to DoSomething.org, ⅔ of students who cannot read proficiently by the 4th grade are likely to end up in jail or on welfare, and students who cannot read by the 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of school. This is why conferences such as the IRC are integral to raise awareness of the importance of reading to a child. You can expect Tim Green to attend similar events, and continue to do his part in making literacy amongst children a number one priority.

Tim Green for Play 60/Read 20 with the Bears, Cowboys, and the Patriots

Over the past several months, football season has kicked back into gear and with football season comes the kicking into gear of Play 60/Read 20. For those unfamiliar, Play 60/Read 20 is initiative started in partnership with the NFL. We already know that getting 60 minutes of physical activity is essential for the healthy development of children, but reading just 20 minutes a day is essential to building some strong brain muscles. It’s basically a workout for the brain!

Now that Play 60/Read 20 is back into full gear, Tim Green has been spending a lot of time outside of Syracuse and visiting schools across the nation. Where possible, Tim has been partnering up with local NFL players to speak about Play 60/Read 20, read excerpts from his most recent book Left Out, and participate in 60 minutes of outdoor exercise.

At Kilmer School in West Roxbury, Tim Green partnered up with Patriots David Andrews and Geneo Grissom. “It’s fun for me” said Grissom, “to spend time with some kids who probably wouldn’t be able to have this opportunity any other way.”

In Frisco, Texas, Tim Green teamed up with Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr. The event took place near the Frisco Public Library. “Showing that it’s actually cool to read books,” Carr Said, “and care about your education and future is how I hope to use my platform in a positive way.” This was the second time the Carr and Green had partnered up.

Tim Green also made an appearance at a Central Arkansas school. This held some particular significance as the inspiration for the leading character in Left Out is based off of a student named Brett Bell, whom Green met in Arkansas a couple of years ago. The book also pays homage to another student, Megan Nickell, a Central Arkansas Christian student who passed away in 2015.

In all of Tim’s visits, one message has stayed the same—the importance of literature, how it can reach into our lives and change us for the better, and how everywhere we go, we must treat people with an open heart.

For a full review of Tim Green in the news, check out Tim’s Press Page.

Tim Green Reading In Port Clinton

Tim Green is excited to announce that he will be paying the town of Port Clinton a visit for a reading of some of his most recent work. A huge thanks goes out to the Friends of Ida Rupp Public Library and the Ida Rupp Public Library itself for inviting Tim Green down.

The reading will be taking place at the Port Clinton Performing Arts Center Monday, September 12 @ 6:30pm. To guarantee a seat, visit the Ida Rupp Public Library website at idarupp.org or give the library at call at 419-732-3212. If you’re unable to register, still feel free to show up! There very well may still be some space. After the reading, Tim Green will be fielding questions about his books, career, and life.

Tim Green is a huge advocate of reading. Even as a first-round NFL draft pick with over an eight-career in professional sports, Green advocates school before sports to his own kids. That’s not to say kids should be skipping out on sports. By all means, an active lifestyle is ideal for everyone and the earlier the start the better. Yet at the same time, we can’t overlook the benefits of reading.

Studies show that children who read 20 minutes a day not only develop more empathetic skill sets, they also perform better in every academic subject. So the ideal arrangement is a mix between getting a physical workout and getting mental workout. That’s why Tim Green helped establish the Play 60/Read 20 campaign with the NFL.

Reading is not only healthy, it’s fun and that’s something that Tim Green tries to convey in all of his books. This all sounds great, but how do you actually get your kids to be excited about reading? This is something that Tim Green has thought about a lot.

Check out Tim Green’s 5 Tips on Getting Your Kids to Read.

Tim Green Attends BookSpring’s Annual Storybook Heroes Luncheon

Kay Gooch and Tim Green at Storybook Heroes Luncheon for BookSpring.
Kay Gooch and Tim Green at Storybook Heroes Luncheon for BookSpring.

Since 2008, BookSpring has been inspiring young children in Texas to fall in love with reading. Originally built as a merger between local affiliates of two acclaimed national organizations, Read Out and Read and Reading Is Fundamental, BookSpring has continued their missions while tailoring their approach to suit the unique needs of Central Texas, especially in regards to tackling the early literacy gap.

Through their dedicated outreach across schools, childcare centers, medical clinics, and community partners, they are able to reach an average of 40,000 children with over 140,000 books each year, not to mention hundreds of hours of motivational activities aimed at inspiring a lifelong love of reading. The work they do is invaluable to the community, and Tim Green is thrilled to contribute to their cause.

Each year, BookSpring holds an annual Storybook Heroes Luncheon to celebrate those who help spread their message. This year, attendees included ‘reading rock star‘ librarian, Kay Gooch, volunteer Mindy Reed Gomillion and Keller Williams Realty International. Also along for the fun, of course, was Tim Green, who loved the chance to speak at an event so closely tied to his life’s work and passions.

Back while Green was still in the midst of his career in the NFL playing for the Atlanta Falcons, he began pursuing another childhood dream: becoming a writer. He published his first book while still playing for the Falcons, and although now retired from football, he has continued to publish books ever since. His most prolific work has been his sports-themed books for middle readers. To date, he has published more than 30 books for adults and youths, most recently being the hit novel ‘Home Run’ about a young boy trying to help his family by winning big with his traveling baseball team.

More than just writing books, Tim Green has been inspiring young readers across the country, visiting schools and library’s all over the United States in order to spread the importance of reading, physical fitness, and being nice. He makes about 100 visits to schools a year and has spoken at over 800 schools to date.

Moreover, he donates books wherever he goes. In fact, he uses any money collected as speaker fee’s to go directly towards buying books for kids who less fortunate.

Emily Ball Cicchini, the Executive Director of BookSpring, shares Green’s passion for literacy and the belief that all children have a right to an education and to a love of reading. Her goal: provide 20 books each for all 75,000 needy kids in Central Texas. Click on the following link to donate to BookSpring and help support their cause.

Tim Green is an author, lawyer, former NFL player, Coach, and TV personality. To learn more about his life and career, please visit Tim Green‘s website.

Tim Green Wins Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award

The Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award organization is focused on promoting critical reading throughout the state of Ohio. Established in 1981 through a collaboration of reading associations, it hasTim Green Syracuse grown with great fervor over the years. The council that oversees the selection process tabulates and announces the results each year after the nominations come into their possession.

This year Tim Green of Syracuse New York has won the grade 6-8 Buckeye Children and Teen Book award for 2014! The winning book is his 2013 novel titled Perfect Season (A Football Genius Novel) from HarperCollins (2013). Tim Green is extremely humbled to win this award, nominated from young readers who enjoyed the story about Troy who moves to New Jersey and finds himself at a winless football school, forced to dig deep to persevere.

There are 4 categories of winners for the BCTBA, grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Among the nominees in the 6-8 bracket with Tim Green were Nancy Farmer for The Lord of Opium, Kathryn Lasky for The Extra, Holly Goldberg Sloan for Counting By 7’s, and Sarah Mlynowski for Whatever After #3: Sink or Swim.

Other winners for their category include: Aaron Reynolds for Carnivores-K-2, Chris Grabenstein for Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library– 3-5, and John Green for The Fault In Our Stars– Teen (9-12), recently made into a motion picture.

To see the award organization’s website, click here. For more info about Tim Green, please visit his main website.