WADA has partnered with Chooseco, the publishers of the Choose Your Own Adventure series of children’s books, to publish two anti-doping and sport values themed books. These books are available in English and French.
The objective of the books is to provide the reader the ability to explore decisions about doping, both good and bad, without suffering the real life consequences. The books put the reader in the position to make multiple choices resulting in multiple endings.
Always Picked Last (readers 8-12 years of age)
In Always Picked Last, you are a young elf who is always picked last. Many adventures await you when your dad suggests that you gain confidence by being good at something that no one else does. Confronting humans in the Upper World, accepting the help of a friendly troll, trying out magic and rainbow surfing—which path will finally have you picked first and which will leave you feeling like “the biggest loser of all elf history?”
Track Star (readers 12 years of age and older)
In Track Star, you are the main character, a talented young runner who believes that your only shot at a university education is through an athletic scholarship. As the pressure mounts, you question whether cutting corners using performance-enhancing substances or even supplements would be worth the risk. As you seek advice from coaches, teammates, friends and even your parents, you are brought down different paths.
Information regarding the procedure for ordering copies of Track Star and/or Always Picked Last along with a request form can be found in the Download Center.
Stakeholders can also translate and print up to 3000 copies of each book without paying extra royalty fees to the publishers (these fees have been covered by WADA). Stakeholders wishing to print more than 3000 copies may do so but would have to pay US$0.45 per copy (over the 3000) to Chooseco.
For more information about the books, please contact Jennifer Sclater, Education Manager, at email@example.com.