|Miracle on ice (Greatest events in sports history)|
Author: Trusdell, Brian
Recounts one of the greatest moments in sports history when a collection of college and amateur hockey players that made up the United States national team went up against the intimidating Soviet Union national team to win at the 1980 Winter Olympics.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.30
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 171783
School Library Journal (04/01/15)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2015 Gr 4–7—These appealing books connect milestone sporting events to history and social science. Through accessible prose, the authors discuss the circumstances and main players involved with each of these landmark moments. Tiger Woods also introduces Charlie Sifford, the first African American to play on the PGA tour, and Lee Elder, the first African American to play at the Masters in 1975. Sidebars add excerpts from primary sources, and each volume includes an enlightening time line. With US Women Win the World Cup, readers not only get information about standout players Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain—they'll also learn that the successful marketing campaign for the 1999 Women's World Cup drew a television audience of 17.9 million viewers. Some of these topics, such as Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, have already been well covered. Nonetheless, these up-to-date and readable titles are strong choices for fans and report writers alike. VERDICT Wonderful additions to sports collections. - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.