On Nov. 7, Back Story Publishing formally released its inaugural book entitled “Hard to Heart: How Boxer Tim Bradley Won Championships and Respect,” a biography geared to middle-grade readers about 5-time World Champion boxer and local resident Tim Bradley, authored by former Los Angeles Times sports editor Bill Dwyre.
As an element in the standard agreement with a book’s subject, Back Story Publishing makes a $5,000 contribution to the charity of the subject’s choice. Bradley and his wife, Monica, selected the library at Amelia Earhart Elementary School of International Studies in Indio as the recipient of this contribution. Commemorating the launch of “Hard to Heart,” a check was presented to Earhart principal Ann Morales and Desert Sands Unified School District Superintendent Scott Bailey Tuesday morning in front of the 900+ students at the school. Each of the students also received a copy of “Hard to Heart” and each teacher received a classroom copy of the book autographed by Bradley and Dwyre. In the coming weeks, each teacher will read the book to their students in class. ~ more ~