John Cena, Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon, Jesselyn Silva
S4 E31: John Cena, Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon, Jesselyn Silva

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet John Cena, author of Elbow Grease; Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon, authors of Lucy & Clark; and Jesselyn Silva, author of My Corner of the Ring. Whether it’s encouraging kids to never give up, to have confidence to make new friends, or to achieve their dreams, each of these authors hopes their audiobooks will inspire young listeners. Plus, find out which author’s dream narrator would be Jack Black.

Learn more about their audiobooks:

Author: John Cena
Read By: John Cena

Written and narrated by superstar entertainer John Cena, an audiobook all about perseverance and believing in yourself, featuring a little monster truck named Elbow Grease!

“An enjoyable read with an inarguably valuable message.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Bachelor franchise’s Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon draw from their real-life pooches and their larger-than-life love story to show what can happen when you find your confidence and believe in yourself.

Supported by her single dad, Jesselyn (JessZilla in the ring) first donned her boxing gloves at seven years of age, making her one of very few female boxers in the country. Twelve-year-old Jesselyn charts her often times exhilarating and heartbreaking journey to success in a male-dominated sport where she struggles to find partners to spar with and combats the viewpoint that no one wants to see a girl fight.

“Jess is a great example to other young athletes. Readers will be impressed by her drive to succeed as a female boxer in this inspiring memoir.” —Booklist

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