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Against all odds

Author: Drew Lyon
Publisher: North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, [2017]
Series: Real heroes of sports.; Sports Illustrated kids (Capstone Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English
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Profiles athletes who had to deal with physical disabilities in order to achieve their goals, including runner Terry Fox, tennis star Arthur Ashe, surfer Bethany Hamilton, and Iraq War veteran and triathlete Melissa Stockwell.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Drew Lyon
ISBN: 9781515743804 1515743802 9781515744412 1515744418 9781515744580 1515744582
OCLC Number: 955013955
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Overcoming the odds --
Terry Fox: hero of hope --
Stephen Curry: shooting star --
Arthur Ashe: dignified champion --
Bethany Hamilton: surfing survivor --
Keri Strug: vaulting to glory --
Jim Abbott: striking out the impossible --
The 1980 U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team: shocking the world --
Anthony Robles: wrestling the doubters --
Melissa Stockwell: true blue hero.
Series Title: Real heroes of sports.; Sports Illustrated kids (Capstone Press)
Responsibility: by Drew Lyon.
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Profiles athletes who had to deal with physical disabilities in order to achieve their goals, including runner Terry Fox, tennis star Arthur Ashe, surfer Bethany Hamilton, and Iraq War veteran and triathlete Melissa Stockwell.

Participating in sports can be fun-- and they can present challenges. Meet some athletes who had to face physical impairments, discrimination because of the color of their skin, or devastating injuries or disease. These real heroes of sports proved the disbelievers wrong.

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