Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion
Jessica Long (Author)
DescriptionU.S. Paralympic swimming gold medalist Jessica Long delivers an inspirational photographic memoir detailing her journey from underdog to world-class champion athlete. Born in Siberia, double amputee Jessica Long was adopted from a Russian orphanage at thirteen months old and with thirteen gold medals has since become one the most decorated U.S. Paralympic athletes. Now Jessica shares all the moments, medals, and milestones in her life--big and small, heartbreaking and uplifting--that led to her domination in the Paralympic swimming world. This photographic memoir, filled with photographs, sidebars, quotes, and more, will thrill her fans and inspire those who are hearing her story for the first time.
May 26, 2020
7.5 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author
Jessica Long started swimming competitively at age ten, and she earned three gold medals for the U.S. Paralympic Team in Athens, Greece, at age twelve. She has since won thirteen Paralympic gold medals and has established herself as a positive role model. Follow her on Twitter at @JessicaLong and on Instagram at @jessicatatianalong.
"Unique in its coverage of Paralympians, and inspirational on so many levels, this is a great addition for middle school collections."--Booklist, STARRED review "Even readers who are not sports enthusiasts will appreciate Long's upbeat account of finding confidence in the water and in life."--Kirkus "Her writing style is very engaging, lively, and conversational."--School Library Journal