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Unsinkable : from russian orphan to paralympic swimming world champion /

by Long, Jessica Tatiana [author.]; Long, Hannah [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]Description: 104 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781328707253; 1328707253.Subject(s): Long, Jessica Tatiana, -- Juvenile literature | Long, Jessica Tatiana | Swimmers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Athletes with disabilities -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Swimmers | Athletes | Athletes with disabilities | Women -- Biography | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / Adoption | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Physical Impairments | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religion / Christian / Inspirational | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Olympics | Nonfiction | Autobiographies | Autobiographies | Autobiographies | Biography | Juvenile works
Contents:
Introduction -- The moment I won my first Gold -- The moment I became a Long -- The moment I learned to walk with prostheses -- The moment I discovered water -- The moment I was surrounded by people like me -- The moment I became a professional athlete -- The moment I won an ESPY -- The moment I failed -- The moment I claimed my independence -- The moment I first spoke to a crowd -- The moment I first modeled -- The moment I fell in love with swimming all over again -- The moment I lost my confidence -- The moment I found peace -- The moment I returned home -- The moment I returned to Russia -- The moment I met my Russian family -- The moment I finally won Gold in Rio -- The moment I accepted me.
Summary: The champion Paralympic swimmer, born in Russia with a condition that would result in the amputation of both legs below her knee, presents a photographic memoir of the life-changing moments that helped shape who she is today.
List(s) this item appears in: Women's History
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Young Adult Collection Young Adult Biography YA BIO LON, J. (Browse shelf) Available 39270004727909

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The top Paralympic swimmer in the world, Jessica Long delivers an inspirational photographic memoir. <br> <br> Born in Siberia with fibular hemimelia, Jessica Long was adopted from a Russian orphanage at thirteen months old and has since become the second most decorated U.S. Paralympic athlete of all time. Now, Jessica shares all the moments 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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- The moment I won my first Gold -- The moment I became a Long -- The moment I learned to walk with prostheses -- The moment I discovered water -- The moment I was surrounded by people like me -- The moment I became a professional athlete -- The moment I won an ESPY -- The moment I failed -- The moment I claimed my independence -- The moment I first spoke to a crowd -- The moment I first modeled -- The moment I fell in love with swimming all over again -- The moment I lost my confidence -- The moment I found peace -- The moment I returned home -- The moment I returned to Russia -- The moment I met my Russian family -- The moment I finally won Gold in Rio -- The moment I accepted me.

The champion Paralympic swimmer, born in Russia with a condition that would result in the amputation of both legs below her knee, presents a photographic memoir of the life-changing moments that helped shape who she is today.

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With Hannah Long. A Russian orphan and double amputee adopted by an American family, Jessica Long became the youngest member of the U.S. Paralympics swim team. Jessica's first-person narrative recounts her incredible ascent to competitive-swimming success via chapters (each titled "The Moment I...") highlighting important anecdotes of both failure and triumph. An inspiring and intimate memoir filled with photographs of the athlete's early and present life. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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