''People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.'' --Will Rogers
Will Rogers came from humble beginnings but changed the world. Through his radio broadcasts, newspaper columns, and films, he became one of the most popular and beloved figures of the day. In Will to Win, the latest offering in the Homecoming Historical Series, Jim Stovall weaves the story of Sky Forest, a senior at Will Rogers High School in Oklahoma.
With the words and perceived presence of Will Rogers and the Cherokee wisdom of her grandmother, Sky is emboldened to face adversity and demonstrate the will to succeed. Her grandmother tells her, "Sky, I believe our ancestors have gone before us to show us the path and help us along the way. Will Rogers was the most famous Cherokee of his time and arguably the most famous Cherokee of any time. I think his words and his example had a lot to say then just like they do now."
Join Sky on her journey as she faces the disappointment of a canceled softball season, the challenge of becoming a pitcher on the all-male baseball team, and the uproar it raised by going against the norm. Through her determination, poise, and athletic ability, Sky changes the minds of the many who oppose her. Enjoy the baseball-centered storyline, Will Rogers' favorite sport, as you are inspired by the wit, wisdom, and timeless impact of Will Rogers.