The Great G.O.A.T. Debate: The Best of the Best in Everything from Sports to Science (Hardcover)
Who is the Greatest Of All Time--the G.O.A.T.? This is the question debated constantly between fans for any number of categories. Who is the greatest basketball player of all time? The greatest band? Video game? Sci-fi movie? In The Great G.O.A.T. Debate: The Best of the Best in Everything from Sports to Science, award-winning young adult author Paul Volponi explores the "greatest of all time" in over twenty-five different categories. Volponi asks the G.O.A.T. question of writers, superheroes, musicians, philosophers, architects, athletes, and more. Alongside icons such as martial artist Bruce Lee, basketball star Maya Moore, and rapper Jay-Z, readers will also discover the diverse talents of inventor Leonardo da Vinci, the artistry of jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, and the genius of scientist Marie Curie. Full of facts, trivia, and mini-arguments, The Great G.O.A.T. Debate is sure to expand readers' horizons and help answer the ultimate question: "Who is the Greatest Of All Time?
Paul Volponi is an author, journalist and educator. His twelve novels for young adults have been the recipient of a dozen American Library Association honors. His novel Black and White, winner of the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, is a staple in many middle school and high school English classes. Volponi's most recent books are That's My Team: The History, Science, and Fun Behind Sports Teams' Names (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) and Streetball is Life: Lessons Earned on the Asphalt (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020), both nonfiction sports books for young adults. He lives in Flushing, NY.