How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion

How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion

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From Ashima Shiraishi, one of the world's youngest and most skilled climbers, comes a true story of strength and perseverence--in rock-climbing and in life.

To a rock climber, a boulder is called a "problem," and you solve it by climbing to the top. There are twists and turns, falls and scrapes, and obstacles that seem insurmountable until you learn to see the possibilities within them. And then there is the moment of triumph, when there's nothing above you but sky and nothing below but a goal achieved.

Ashima Shiraishi draws on her experience as a world-class climber in this story that challenges readers to tackle the problems in their own lives and rise to greater heights than they would have ever thought possible.

Title:How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion
ISBN:9781524773281
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  • Reading_ Tamishly

    Just before I read this book, I was facing some world's first problems:A. I was forcing a reading slump on myself for reasons unknown.B. I didn't want to know what I would be reading next.C. I was try...

  • Kathryn

    I like the concept of the book, showing how the "problems" (what rock climbers call a boulder) can be related to other "problems" (challenges one faces in life). However, the way the book is written a...

  • Sarah Daniluk

    Falling is just another chance to solve a problem. You can do this....

  • Kerri Anne

    This book is gorgeous from start to finish—wonderfully illustrated and featuring a meaningful story simply told. I bought this book for my niece's birthday and it moved to tears. I would happily rea...

  • Karan

    Lovely book, too short. Thank you Alan! I'm looking forward to reading it to the Shamsa children once we have some respite from this physical distancing : )Also looking forward to giving you your copy...

  • Ms. Arca

    Concept/ Message 5Writing 3.. Art 5! Perfect for the classroom - can see this as an easy entry point into so many social emotional convos and projects. Awesome to have girl Japanese teen badassery rep...

  • Olivia VanDamme

    As a climber, I have been following Ashima’s story and success in climbing for many years. This is a beautifully illustrated children’s book. Her sharing of the creative ways she connects her boul...

  • Connie T.

    Overall, I'm unimpressed. There's isn't enough personal information here to count as a biography or to give readers a real sense of what it's like to be a rock climber. Similarly, I think the metaphor...

  • Dwan Dawson-Tape

    Gorgeously illustrated and inspiring. This would be a no-brainer graduation gift!...

  • Crystal

    I loved this one for several reasons. It's fantastic to show that solving a problem can take multiple efforts and you can learn from each try even if it hasn't completely solved the problem. This woul...