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Sakamoto's swim club :  how a teacher led an unlikely team to victory / written by Julie Abery ; illustrated by Chris Sasaki.

Abery, Julie, (author.). Sasaki, Chris (Illustrator), (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library JE ABERY (Text) 39206021699994 J Picture Book - People Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781525300318
  • ISBN: 1525300318
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"The true story of science teacher Soichi Sakamoto, who formed a champion swim club consisting of the Hawaiian and Japanese children of impoverished sugarcane workers in the 1930s. Without a proper pool to swim in, Sakamoto trained his team in irrigation ditches and coached the kids to swim against the natural current, building up the swimmers' strength and endurance. The team overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles and surged onto the national swimming scene, dominating events both in the United States and across the world. Almost lost to history, the sugar ditch kids' story is an inspiration to athletes around the world."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Sakamoto, Soichi, 1906-1997 > Juvenile literature.
Swim teams > Hawaii > Maui > History > Juvenile literature.
Swimming > Hawaii > Maui > History > Juvenile literature.

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