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NATIVE ATHLETES IN ACTION (Native Trailblazers)

Author: Vincent Schilling

Illustrator: Gwynelle Dismukes

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Publisher: 7th Generation,

Material: paperback

Summary: Native Athletes In Action is a collection of 13 stories that highllight the accomplishments of Native Athletes. Each story demonstrates the determination and drive required to be a winner. These Native Athletes appreciate their good fortune and work hard in their communities to be role models for the next generation of Native Americans. This is a set of biographies for middle grade readers.

Type of Reading: independent reading

Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 10; read yourself: 10 and up

Interest Level: 9 and up

Reading Level: 5.9

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: Readers can “feel” the pride as soon as they open the book. The author has chosen athletes and sports that are particularly meaningful to native athletes and their communities. The graphics and visuals give the stories personality.

Pros: The reader will enjoy meeting thirteen talented, gifted, and caring athletes.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. The stories can be inspirational to all young athletes.

If You Liked This Book, Try: WASHOE SEASONS OF LIFE; A NATIVE AMERICAN STORY   TROLL BLOOD   THE PORCUPINE YEAR

Educational Themes: The educational value of this book is that it highlights the contributions Native Athletes have made in the sports world. These athletes, able-bodied or handicapped, have overcome their limitations and bring pride and joy to their families, friends, and communities.

Notes: The Reading Tub® picked up this book at Book Expo America 2008.

Literary Categories: Fiction - biography, Native Americans, short stories, sports, health, illness, multicultural

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2009

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