Cover image for Yusra Mardini : refugee hero and Olympic swimmer / Kelly Spence.
Title:
Yusra Mardini : refugee hero and Olympic swimmer / Kelly Spence.
ISBN:
9780778747116

9780778747260
Publication Information:
New York : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2018]
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
General Note:
"Guided reading: R"--P. [4] of cover.
Contents:
Introduction: Stories of survival -- Growing up in Syria -- Escaping to Europe -- Team refugee -- Standing together -- Writing Prompts and Learning More -- Glossary -- Index and About the Author.
Abstract:
A competitive swimmer in Syria, Yusra Mardini never let go of her Olympic dream, even when civil war made it too difficult to train in her country. In 2016, she was allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics as part of a special team for refugees. This was only months after making a daring crossing of the Mediterranean Sea in a sinking boat that she helped tow to shore. Dozens of lives were saved on the voyage. Still training, Mardini also acts as a spokesperson and educator for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.
Audience/Reading Level:
Interest age level: 7-10.

Reading grade level: 4-6.
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A competitive swimmer in Syria, Yusra Mardini never let go of her Olympic dream, even when civil war made it too difficult to train in her country. In 2016, she was allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics as part of a special team for refugees. This was only months after making a daring crossing of the Mediterranean Sea in a sinking boat that she helped tow to shore. Dozens of lives were saved on the voyage. Still training, Mardini also acts as a spokesperson and educator for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.