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Michelle Kwan, Heart of a Champion: An Autobiography
     

Michelle Kwan, Heart of a Champion: An Autobiography

by Michelle Kwan, Laura M. James
 

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At 16, Californian Michelle Kwan claimed the women's World Champion crown. A bright and appealing role model for kids and adults alike, her story is one of hard work and true achievement. Four-color photos.

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At 16, Californian Michelle Kwan claimed the women's World Champion crown. A bright and appealing role model for kids and adults alike, her story is one of hard work and true achievement. Four-color photos.

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Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
Middle schoolers will love this conversational presentation of ice-skating's Michelle Kwan. In addition to discussing the events surrounding her skating successes and failures, she presents her thoughts, emotions, and philosophies. This young lady presents her professional goals as well as the importance of her family and its support, especially in the volatile world of competitive ice-skating. Readers will enjoy the 16 pages of color photographs with hand-written comments. The bottom outside corner of the right pages contains an image of a skater. Flip through them and watch the tiny skater jump and spin. Includes a glossary.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8--In a direct, conversational style, this engaging narrative takes readers on a chronological journey through the athlete's life. The 17-year-old figure skater talks candidly about her life as a competitor; as a National and World Champion; and as a daughter, a sister, and a teenager. She describes the personal sacrifices that she and her family had to make early in her career and shares with her audience her sense of determination and love of competition by discussing her feelings before, during, and after various skating events. Through her motto, "Work hard, be yourself, and have fun," readers gain an honest look at this young woman. A 16-page insert of full-color photographs enhance the presentation. The glossary of skating and technical terminology is helpful for those unfamiliar with the types of jumps and spins involved in the sport. With the demand for autobiographies, books on sports celebrities, and ethnic biographies, this book will rank highly in most libraries.--Shirley N. Quan, Orange County Public Library, Stanton, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590763561
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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