In 2003, 13-year-old surfer Bethany Hamilton lost her left arm in a shark attack off the coast of Kauai. A month later, she was back in the water, and a year later, she was winning national competitions. "If I have a bad attitude, then it's not really gonna make anything better," she told ABC News in 2005. Her story is chronicled in Soul Surfer
, the third featured pick of the Kansas City Library's free Surf's Up!
film series held Mondays in June. It stars AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid and starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library (14 West 10th Street, 816-701-3400). See kclibrary.org