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FIC DIL
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
358, 12 pages ; 21 cm
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Note
Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more.
Summary
"For Sera Wheeler, the Olympics is the reason for everything. It's why she trains thirty hours a week, starves herself to under 100 pounds, and pops Advil like Tic Tacs. For her mother, Charlene, hungry for glory she never had, it's why she rises before dawn to drive Sera to practice in a different state, and why the family scrimps, saves, and fractures. They're why when Sera's best friends reports the gymnastics doctor to the authority who selects the Olympic team, Sera denies what she knows about his treatments, thus preserving favor. Their friendship shatters. But Sera protected her dream-- didn't she? Sera doubles down, taping broken toes, numbing torn muscles, and siphoning her family's resources. Soon she isn't training for the love of gymnastics; she's training to make her disloyalty worthwhile, no matter the cost."--Page 4 of cover.
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780063019041 (pbk.)
0063019043 (pbk.)
Call #
LT FIC GRI
Edition
First large print edition.
Descript.
466 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
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Summary
After seventeen-year-old Samuel "Sooley" Sooleymon receives a college scholarship to play basketball for North Carolina Central, he moves to Durham from his native, war-torn South Sudan, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season, but Sooley has a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America, working tirelessly on his game until he dominates everyone in practice, and when Sooley is called off the bench, the legend begins.
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780593459317 (large print ; pbk.)
0593459318 (large print ; pbk.)
Call #
CD FIC GRI
Edition
Unabridged.
Descript.
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hr., 28 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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CD audio
Note
Repackaged by Midwest Tape.
Title from container.
Performer
Read by Dion Graham.
Note
Compact discs.
Summary
In the summer of his seventeenth year, Samuel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basketball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. During the tournament, Samuel receives devastating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ransacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp.
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Graham, Dion.
ISBN/ISSN
9780593459287
09780593459287
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