Tap your inner strength and awaken your fighting spirit as Genaro Moreno brings a charming picture book bound to entertain both young and the young at heart. "Story of Cinco: First Home Run" follows the inspiring tale of one boy who endures a long journey towards fulfilling his dream.
Growing up in the inner city, Cinco struggles at a young age to learn how to play the game of baseball. In his first try to pick up a bat, he has a hard time making contact with the ball. He gets so nervous he doesn't even want to show up for the games because every time he steps into the baseball plate, he would strike out. Having a difficult time with his passion makes Cinco cry. One day, while attempting to hit a baseball that is tied to a branch, he is surprised to see a bird talking to him. Introducing himself as Mr. B, the bird points out to him a very important virtue that he has forgotten--believing in one 's self. He teaches Cinco five important concepts that would help hit his first home run.
Throughout the enlightening pages of this engaging book, readers will discover the story behind a ball that Cinco has been keeping in his room. With charming illustrations intertwined with the valuable
moral imparted, "Story of Cinco" will provide a worthwhile read about life, goals, and perseverance.
Genaro Moreno graduated from Cal State University of, Los Angeles with a Bachelor's in Liberal Studies. He was born and raised in East Los Angeles and as an adolescent he realized he wanted to help the youth in his community. Author's website Email the author