Shaun White

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During His First Decade as a Professional snowboarder, Shaun White established himself as the best on the slopes by winning 12 Winter X Games medals and an Olympic gold medal. He has dominated the competition throughout his career, racking up more honors and awards than any other snowboarder. Shaun has proven that he is an exceptional athlete who can compete at the highest level in other sports. He has won a number of professional skateboarding competitions, and in 2007 he became the first athlete to win a gold ...
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Overview

During His First Decade as a Professional snowboarder, Shaun White established himself as the best on the slopes by winning 12 Winter X Games medals and an Olympic gold medal. He has dominated the competition throughout his career, racking up more honors and awards than any other snowboarder. Shaun has proven that he is an exceptional athlete who can compete at the highest level in other sports. He has won a number of professional skateboarding competitions, and in 2007 he became the first athlete to win a gold medal in both the Summer X Games and the Winter X Games.
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Kathie Fitch
These short, high-interest, colorful biographies of people currently in the public eye will appeal to middle school students. The text is easily read with plenty of direct quotes from the celebrity and lots of photos. There are many sidebars labeled cross-currents, which direct the reader to different pages for more in-depth information. The volume on Angelina Jolie details her life from being the daughter of actor John Voight to her current life with Brad Pitt, their children, and her work as a good will ambassador. The author does not shy away from Angelina's early life of depression, self-mutilation, destructive marriages, and wild behavior, giving an accurate account of her entire life. Shaun White won twelve medals at the Winter X Games and an Olympic gold medal, establishing himself as the reigning snowboard champion. As in the Angelina Jolie biography, his life is detailed from birth up to his proposed plan to represent the United States in the 2010 Winter Olympics. There are many, many titles in this series, and some of the subjects profiled could be questioned as real role models, including those in Alex Rodriguez, American Idol Judges, Bono, and Dwayne the Rock Johnson. The books are too short to use for actual research, but students looking for easy reading or browsing are devouring this series. Reviewer: Kathie Fitch
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422204931
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Modern Role Models Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Quest for Gold 5

2 Growing Up on the Slopes 11

3 Two-Sport Superstar 17

4 Dominating the Competition 25

5 Still Riding High 35

Cross-Currents 46

Chronology 56

Accomplishments & Awards 57

Further Reading & Internet Resources 58

Glossary 59

Notes 60

Index 62

Picture Credits 64

About the Author 64

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