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Michelle Kwan
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
  • From the Series: Asian Americans of Achievement
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791092739
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9273-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 03/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 920
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128

Summary

From the day she laced up her first pair of skates, Michelle Kwan knew she belonged on the ice. When she was 7 years old, she vowed that she would one day be an Olympic skater, and went straight to work on making her dream come true. By the time she was 12, she was already competing with top skaters from around the world. At age 15, Kwan won her first national and world titles. And in 1998, she made skating history at the U.S. Championships when she received 15 perfect scores for presentation in her long and short programs, the most perfect scores ever for a female skater. Michelle Kwan is the story of a gifted young athlete whose determination and focus have enabled her to become the most decorated skater in U.S. history. Though the only medal ever to elude her was the Olympic gold, Kwan remains a true champion, and she has shown just as much grace in her setbacks as she has on the ice. Her positive attitude has earned her the reputation of sports’ ultimate class act, and it is sure to inspire readers of this engaging new volume.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Glossary. Chronology and timeline. Bibliography. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Rachel A. Koestler-Grack has been a nonfiction book editor and writer since 1999. During her career, she has worked extensively with historical topics, ranging from the Middle Ages to the colonial era to the civil rights movement. In addition, she has written numerous biographies on a variety of historical and contemporary figures.

Reviews and Awards

“With clear, full-color photos and lots of detail about training and competition, this lively biography…will grab fans…entertaining…"
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