Skip to main content
Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Epic Athletes

New York Times bestselling author and celebrated sports journalist Dan Wetzel’s Epic Athletes biographies for young readers presents the inspiring true stories of Olympic Gold Medal tennis legend Serena Williams, Super Bowl football star Tom Brady, World Cup soccer champion Alex Morgan, basketball MVP Stephen Curry, and more.

Each book features graphic-style illustrations by Kazimir Lee Iskander, Sloane Leong, Cory Thomas, and Zeke Pen͂a, among others.

“Wetzel knows how to organize the facts and tell a good story…an unusually informative and enjoyable sports biography for young readers.”—Booklist (starred review on Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry)

  • Epic Athletes: Simone Biles
    • Epic Athletes: Simone Biles

    • Epic Athletes (Volume 8)
      Dan Wetzel; illustrations by Annabelle Hayford
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • In Epic Athletes: Simone Biles, celebrated sports journalist Dan Wetzel scores a perfect ten with this uplifting young reader's biography of gold medal gymnast Simone Biles!

      • Available in:

      • eBook
  • Epic Athletes: Kevin Durant
    • Epic Athletes: Kevin Durant

    • Epic Athletes (Volume 7)
      Dan Wetzel; illustrations by Marcelo Baez
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • In Epic Athletes: Kevin Durant, award-winning sports journalist Dan Wetzel tells the inspirational true-life story of an NBA superstar in this thrilling biography for young readers!

      • Available in:

      • eBook
  • Epic Athletes: Lionel Messi
    • Epic Athletes: Lionel Messi

    • Epic Athletes (Volume 6)
      Dan Wetzel; illustrations by Jay Reed
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • Renowned sports journalist Dan Wetzel shoots and scores with Epic Athletes: Lionel Messi, an inspiring young readers biography of a soccer great who rose from an underdog to a champion!

      • Available in:

      • eBook
  • Epic Athletes: LeBron James
    • Epic Athletes: LeBron James

    • Epic Athletes (Volume 5)
      Dan Wetzel; illustrations by Setor Fiadzigbey
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • Epic Athletes: LeBron James is an inspiring young readers biography of the best basketball player of the modern era from celebrated sports journalist Dan Wetzel!

      • Available in:

      • eBook
  • Epic Athletes: Tom Brady
    • Epic Athletes: Tom Brady

    • Epic Athletes (Volume 4)
      Dan Wetzel; illustrations by Kazimir Lee Iskander
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • Bestselling author Dan Wetzel delivers an action-packed biography of the legendary quarterback and Super Bowl champ in Epic Athletes: Tom Brady.

      Featuring...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • Epic Athletes: Serena Williams
    • Epic Athletes: Serena Williams

    • Epic Athletes (Volume 3)
      Dan Wetzel; illustrations by Sloane Leong
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • Epic Athletes: Serena Williams is an inspiring middle-grade biography of the most celebrated women's tennis player ever from acclaimed sports journalist Dan Wetzel!

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • Epic Athletes: Alex Morgan
    g
    • Epic Athletes: Alex Morgan

    • Epic Athletes (Volume 2)
      Dan Wetzel; illustrations by Cory Thomas
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • Kicking off his new series of sports biographies for young readers, journalist Dan Wetzel tells the inspiring true life story of a US Women's Soccer star in Epic Athletes: Alex Morgan....

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry
    g
    • Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry

    • Epic Athletes (Volume 1)
      Dan Wetzel; illustrations by Zeke Peña
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • In Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry, acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Dan Wetzel tells the inspiring, electrifying story of the NBA superstar, beginning a new series of sports...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook