News  |  Month: June 2021

A Book and a Message in Sync With the Start of the Olympics

As Admiral John Richardson, former Chief of Naval Operations, tells us: “This story reminds us that genuine personal connection can triumph over all…even over war: It’s powerful.”

AFTER THE RACE: A Tale of Two Olympians

AFTER THE RACE: A Tale of Two Olympians

By Alec Sokolow (co-writer of Toy Story) and A.D. Lubow

with illustrations by Mei Li

Originally conceived for the Olympic committee, this true story evolved into a picture book and may yet turn into an animated short. While the book is being considered for publication, we are releasing a special edition to all who champion peace. In fact, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum is adopting the book for its new curriculum.

We are very gratified by the responses from so many VIPs:

An amazing, beautifully illustrated story that covers all the life lessons and the TRUE meaning of the Olympic movement. It should be required reading for anyone who competes in a sport.” — Mike Teti, Olympic Rower and U.S. National Men’s Rowing Coach (currently training the U.S. eight for the Tokyo Olympics)

“See how two people conditioned to oppose each other can find friendship and respect through commonality. This is a must read! I am a better person today after reading After the Race!” — Florent Groberg, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient

“This is a wonderful story spectacularly illustrated for children and their parents and grandparents. It creates a beacon of hope in these times of great division. In his compelling narrative Peter Bos highlights fierce competition, the power of friendship, an eloquent patriotism as well as a journey seeking peace. This is a truly remarkable book. If only we could see the world through our children’s eyes with the boundless wisdom of age.” —Admiral Mike Mullen, U. S. Navy (Ret.), 17th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff”

“Looking at Earth through my spacecraft’s windows reinforced a very important lesson I learned from rowing, one that is powerfully illustrated by this story. We’re all in the same boat and we move ahead best when we all work together.” —Captain Wendy Lawrence, member of first women’s rowing team at the U.S. Naval Academy and former NASA astronaut

“A wonderfully illustrated picture book…a poignant and timely tale of hope… a reminder to our human race of what really matters.” — Matthew Rhys, star of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and the hit TV series The Americans and Perry Mason.

“A beautifully illustrated story that captures not only the spirit of the Olympic Games but the broader meaning of sport.” — Mary Mazzio, Olympic rower and creator and producer of the widely acclaimed documentary, “A Most Beautiful Thing.”

“After the Race moved me to my core. I would be privileged and delighted to share this beautiful story with young guests of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum. The story also ties in beautifully with a new curriculum initiative that we are launching this summer titled, Becoming Your Personal Best: Life Lessons from Olympians and Paralympians.” — Tiffany Stahl, Manager of Educational Programming, The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum

“Reading this book made me sad at first, but then happy and hopeful. It was such a sweet book.”— Charlotte Almond, age 14

In time for the Olympics, order pre-pub edition here.