A Break in the Rain

A Boy, His Coach, and a Special Wish

by Tony Lotti



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/6/2011

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781462007820
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781462007844
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781462007837

About the Book

Mikey Carmello loves football. Appointed manager for a high school team, Mikey has but just one dream in life—to score a touchdown for his beloved Wolves. Unfortunately, everyone thinks it is too risky for Mikey to play football—he has Down syndrome. But as football season ends, Mikey has no idea that someone is about to give him a break from the rain. Mikey and the high school football coach share an uncommon relationship. With Mikey’s special wish in mind, the coach begins to develop a plan to form an organized football league so that Mikey can safely score the touchdown he has always wanted to achieve. But when Mikey’s father is suddenly killed in a car accident, the coach willingly steps into a father role and begins teaching Mikey how everything is possible in life—if he just believes. As the coach and Mikey step into the future together, both are forever changed by their inspirational journey through adversity, societal labeling, and a victory like no other. A Break in the Rain is a story about how a coach chooses to be a champion for a little boy with a simple wish and lifts himself up in the process.

About the Author

Tony Lotti graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College, where he was awarded All-American and All Conference honors in football as a punter. After college, he attended training camp with the New England Patriots. He is the author of Fourth Down and Long and currently teaches and coaches high school football in Stockbridge, Georgia.