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12 athletes who changed the world / by Paula Solien.

Solien, Paula. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781645820024
  • Physical Description: 1 electronic text (32 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.).
  • Publisher: Mankato, MN : 12 Story Library, c2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title proper from title frame.
Includes glossary.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Jim Thorpe: original all-around athlete -- Cheryl Miller: women's basketball great -- Tom Brady: six Super Bowl rings -- Billie Jean King: tennis trailblazer -- Pelé: soccer superstar -- Annika Sörenstam: female golf icon -- Jackie Robinson: breaking baseball's color barrier -- Michael Jordan: basketball legend -- Babe Didrikson Zaharias: ahead of her time -- Lin Dan: badminton's Super Dan -- Oksana Chusovitina: time-defying gymnast -- Michael Phelps: most decorated Olympian -- More athletes to know.
Summary, etc.:
"From Jim Thorpe, the first Native American to win Olympic gold, to tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King, soccer superstar Pelé, and Chinese badminton champ Lin Dan, this book profiles 12 legendary athletes from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-bios encourage further exploration"--From the publisher's web site.
Target Audience Note:
4-8 Medialog, Inc.
760 Lexile.
Grades 3-5.
Grades 3-6.
T Guided Reading Level.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR Middle Grades 5.2 1.0 quiz: 506178
Original Version Note:
Original version: 9781632357144 (hardcover)
Original version: 9781632358233 (paperback)
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Athletes > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Sports records > Juvenile literature.
Sports > History > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.

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