Native athletes in action! / Vincent Schilling.
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- ISBN: 9781939053145
- ISBN: 1939053145
- Physical Description: x, 107 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Edition: Revised edition.
- Publisher: Summertown, TN : 7th Generation, 
- Copyright: ©2016
MN American Indian literature.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (p 107).
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Kenny Dobbs (Choctaw): Basketball dunking champion -- Shoni Shimmel (Umatilla): Professional women's basketball player -- Cheri Becerra-Madsen (Omaha): Wheelchair-racing Olympian and world record holder -- Cory Witherill (Navajo): Indy race car driver -- Alwyn Morris (Mohawk): Olympic gold medalist in kayaking -- Nagomi Lang (Karuk): Ice dancer, Olympian, and figure skater -- Beau Kemp (Choctaw and Chickasaw): Professional baseball pitcher -- Shelly Hruska (Métis): Ringette Team Canada -- Jordin Tootoo (Inuit): National Hockey League star -- Ross Anderson (Cheyenne-Arapahoe, Mescalero Apache): Fastest skier in North America -- Stephanie Murata (Osage): Championship wrestler -- Jim Thorpe (Sauk and Fox): An American legend -- Delby Powles (Mohawk): Lacrosse champion.
A collection of biographies of Native American athletes.
|Target Audience Note:||
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2007 September #1
Along with well-known figures such as Jim Thorpe and National Hockey League hit man Jordin Tootoo, Schilling introduces Olympic wheelchair racer Cheri Becerra-Madsen, speed skier Ross Anderson, ice dancer Naomi Lang, and eight other less-familiar Native American athletes of the present and recent past. Most of the portraits are based on personal interviews; all include tribal affiliations, career notes (sometimes in boldface), brief sidebars, and small, black-and-white action photos. Schilling writes with the open intent of inspiring young readers to pursue their dreams, frequently incorporating athletes' remarks about the values that helped them succeed, from staying connected with family to avoiding drugs and alcohol. Focusing primarily on contemporary Native Americans rather than the historical figures more commonly profiled, this upbeat, smoothly written collective biography in the Native Trailblazers series will fill a gap in many collections. Although the absence of an index may frustrate some readers, the brief list of Web resources will aid further research. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.
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