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Author Spence, Kelly, author.

Title Yusra Mardini : refugee hero and Olympic swimmer / Kelly Spence.

Publication Info. New York : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 797.2109 Mardini,Y SPE    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Children's Non-fiction    j 797.2109 Mardini,Y SPE    Available
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Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Series Remarkable lives revealed
Remarkable lives revealed.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Stories of survival -- Growing up in Syria -- Escaping to Europe -- Team refugee -- Standing together -- Writing Prompts and Learning More -- Glossary -- Index and About the Author.
Audience Ages: 7-10.
Grades: 4 to 6.
Summary A competitive swimmer in Syria, Yusra Mardini never let go of her Olympic dream, even when civil war made it too difficult to train in her country. In 2016, she was allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics as part of a special team for refugees. This was only months after making a daring crossing of the Mediterranean Sea in a sinking boat that she helped tow to shore. Dozens of lives were saved on the voyage. Still training, Mardini also acts as a spokesperson and educator for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.
Subject Mardini, Yusra -- Juvenile literature.
Olympic Games (31st : 2016 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Swimmers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women swimmers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Other Form: Online version: Spence, Kelly. Yusra Mardini. New York : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2018] 9781427120793 (DLC) 2018003262
ISBN 9780778747116 (reinforced library binding ; alk. paper)
0778747115 (reinforced library binding ; alk. paper)
9780778747260 (paperback ; alk. paper)
0778747263 (paperback ; alk. paper)

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