Tiki and Ronde's twelfth summer is winding down -- the nights are gettingshorter and the evenings cooler. That means two things: The first day of junior high is just a few days away, and it's almost the start of footballseason at last. With two championships and an 8-2 season last year, Tiki and Ronde are ready to graduate from the Peewee League and hit the field asstarting players for the Hidden Valley Eagles.
But junior high is a lot bigger than elementary school. The competition forstarting spots is stiff, and seniority rules. If Tiki and Ronde make itpast tryouts and cuts, will they get the chance to play, or will they haveto spend the season watching from the bench with the other seventh graders?
Inspired by the childhood of NFL superstars Tiki and Ronde Barber, "Kickoff " is a story of teamwork, perseverance, and what it takes tobe a champion.
NFL superstars and bestselling authors Tiki and Ronde Barber kick off a new, semi-autobiographical, middle-grade series with a story of teamwork, perseverance, family, and friendship.