Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Series Title: Amazing Sports Biographies
Publisher: Lake 7 Creative
Book theme: Sports & Recreation
Item Number (DPCI): 248-70-8883
Dr. Larry Schardt has been researching human behavior for over 40 years. Being the oldest of eight, he's had lots of practice. He regularly shares his messages of inspiration, encouragement, and hope with dozens of audiences across the United States, from Alaska to the US Virgin Islands. He is known for his presentations on success, leadership, motivation, happiness, and living with a positive attitude. Larry was raised in Pittsburgh. He was brought up on the Steelers, Penn State, and Pitt. For 26 years, Larry has taught at Penn State. His classes and internships include teaching, community, sustainability, and conservation. And it's not just for his students. Larry is a man who greets everyone with exuberance, the peace sign, and his favorite blessing, "Rock 'n' Roll!" Larry knows what it is to live without peace and joy. He dealt with the rigors of life. He overcame adversity, violence, and financial hardship. This enabled him to develop a "can do" positive attitude. He writes a daily inspirational and positive Facebook blog in an attempt to celebrate and pay forward the positive in life. His passion is people. A few of Larry's inspiring life stories can be found in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Larry received a scholarship from a mentor in his youth, which enabled him to fulfill his dream of going to college. He pledged to pay it forward. He now has a scholarship fund that is awarded annually to a student who is committed to making the world a better place.