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Breakaway

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              Breakaway: Beyond the Goal by Alex Morgan The Olympic gold medal-winning soccer player details her path to success, from her childhood in California to her time on the United States’ National team. Read More »

Nadia

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              Nadia : The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still  by Karlin Gray ; illustrated by Christine Davenier Nadia Comaneci was a feisty and fearless little girl who went from climbing trees in the forests of Romania to swinging into history at the 1976 Olympic Games, where she received an unprecedented seven perfect scores in ... Read More »

A Storm Too Soon

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          A Storm Too Soon : A True Storm Rescue by Michael Tougia When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves 80 feet tall. Read More »

This Kid Can Fly

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              This Kid Can Fly: It’s About Ability (Not Disability) by Aaron Philip with Tonya Bolden Fourteen-year-old creator of the Tumblr blog, Aaron Philip, traces his remarkable experiences that demonstrate how his abilities and achievements have defined him more than the challenges of his cerebral palsy.   Read More »

The Octopus Scientists

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            The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk by Sy Montgomery Looks at the work of renowned octopus scientist Jennifer Mather and a team of researchers on the island of Moorea, where they work to learn more about octopuses and their behavior.   Read More »