Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

by Hans Hetrick
Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

by Hans Hetrick


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When Althea Gibson broke the color line in 1950 to become the first African American to play in a national tennis tournament in the United States, she inspired hope. Young readers will delight in reading about Gibson and athletes like her in Real Heroes of Sport: Breaking Barriers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515744467
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Series: Real Heroes of Sports Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Hans Hetrick lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of "Play Baseball Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips", "Hydroplanes", "Sport Bikes", and many other children's books. He is a published poet and writes about sports and music for The Sports and Chicago Now. Hans is a proud member of the Chicago Hounds, which is part of the Chicago Metropolitan Baseball Association.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Dreams and Determination 4

Grace Under Fire Jackie Robinson 6

The Upset of Inequality Texas Western 10

Perfection Personifies Nadia Comaneci 12

Gridiron Greatness Toledo Troopers 14

A Saint in Cleats Roberto Clemente 18

King of the Pool Michael Phelps 20

Tennis Trailblazer Althea Gibson 22

Running Doctor Roger Bannister 24

Father of the Flop Dick Fosbury 26

The Waterman Laird Hamilton 28

Glossary 30


Internet Links 31

Index 32


High-interest spin on heroic athletes in history; Popular sports-related content; high-impact photos and other media; fast-moving text; fascinating facts

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