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Against All Odds
Contributor(s): Lyon, Drew
ISBN: 1515744418     ISBN-13: 9781515744412
Publisher: Capstone Pr Inc
    OUR PRICE: $8.65  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: January 2017
Annotation: When Terry Fox embarked on his famous attempt to run across Canada with one leg having been amputated in 1980, he inspired awe. Young readers will delight in reading about Fox and athletes like him in Real Heroes of Sport: Against All Odds.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Athletes with disabilities; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Athletes; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
Dewey: 796.0922
LCCN: 2016039082
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Sports Illustrated Kids: Real Heroes of Sports
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 6.25" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 186750
Reading Level: 6.0   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 April)

Gr 4–7—Spanning several sports in each volume, these read more like record books and are exceptional in their inclusion of athletes with whom casual sports enthusiasts will not be familiar. Against All Odds will inspire readers with stories of athletes such as Terry Fox, who attempted to run the length of Canada after he lost his right leg to cancer. Even the least heart-wrenching stories will serve as bridges, encouraging students to do more research on these fascinating athletes who are heroes in more ways than one, each making huge impacts both in- and outside their respective sports. The strong writing and inclusion of many photographs make these titles exceptional selections. VERDICT A top pick for tweens.

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