|Dimensions||6.5 x 9.25|
|Features||full-color photos, chronology, glossary, further reading, works consulted, index|
|Interest Level||Intermediate, Primary|
|Series||A Blue Banner Biography - Sports Stars|
|Subject||Biography & Autobiography , General, Juvenile Nonfiction|
Lance Armstrong has thrived, despite adversity since the moment he was born on September 18,1971, to a single mom in Dallas,Texas. Linda Mooneyham was a proud, pretty, and determined 17-year-old who dropped out of high school to care for her son. People told Linda that Lance would never amount to anything, but Linda believed differently. She believed in turning every obstacle into an opportunity and she taught her son to do the same. This is the determined story of an athlete who could have been beaten down by the dreaded disease cancer. Instead he chose to fight for his life and returned to his first love of cycling to win the Tour de France six times.