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|12 immigrants who made American sports great|
Author: Slingerland, Janet
An introduction to inspiring immigrants whose sports contributions made our country great, including China's Yao Ming in basketball, Cuba's Jose Canseco in baseball, Czechoslovakia's Martina Navratilova in tennis, and more.
Nation Of Immigrants
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 4.60
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 199529
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 06/01/2019 Within the titles of the A Nation of Immigrants series (8 titles), young readers will find familiar and not so familiar individuals, all immigrants, who have made great contributions in the fields of sports, entertainment, medicine, and the arts. Just as much variety is found in Sports, in which athletes range from baseball and basketball players to race car drivers and competitors in ping-pong and archery. Each slim volume contains a double-page spread for each of the 12 featured individuals, briefly detailing their childhood, move to the United States, and accomplishments; boxed quick facts and statistics are also included. Sentences at times are brief and choppy, but overall the text is interesting and informative. Photographs of these exceptional people, as well as images related to their work, are included with each biography, and online resources and relevant news articles are also available for each title via the publisher’s website. Each volume concludes with brief paragraphs on four additional immigrants who made contributions in their field, along with standard back matter. A thoughtfully curated series that highlights important contributions by immigrants. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.