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Never Quit --- The Young Adult Edition!


I'm excited to give you a glimpse of the covers of our young adult edition of Never Quit. This will be out in October 2018 --- and I'm honored to have my buddy Joe Yelverton's stunning photos on the covers. Yes. Covers. The top book is the Scholastic version and the one beneath that is the edition the public will see in bookstores. This is the brainchild of Marc Resnick our amazing editor at St. Martin's Press. When Marc's own children were younger he realized that other than autobiographies of famous people there was a lack of compelling non-fiction for young adults. A few of his other titles were adapted for a younger audience and were a hit. He asked if we'd be interested in adapting Never Quit. Marc didn't need to twist our arms. We jumped at the chance.

Jimmy and I had a great time creating book. So what is different from the adult version of Never Quit? In writing this we had young adult readers in mind, namely our own children. The message of perseverance and heart is as strong in this story as the original, as is Jimmy's sense of humor and his resilience. Young readers are going to enjoy this action packed and inspiring story.

You can pre-order here or at your favorite indie-book store. Scholastic has picked up the book and young readers all over the country will be seeing Never Quit in their schools. If you know of a teenager struggling or needing some inspiration, get him or her a copy of the book. When times are tough, Jimmy's story is sure to be a pick me up.

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