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The Resource Sakamoto's swim club : how a teacher led an unlikely team to victory, written by Julie Abery ; illustrated by Chris Sasaki

Sakamoto's swim club : how a teacher led an unlikely team to victory, written by Julie Abery ; illustrated by Chris Sasaki

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Sakamoto's swim club : how a teacher led an unlikely team to victory
Title
Sakamoto's swim club
Title remainder
how a teacher led an unlikely team to victory
Statement of responsibility
written by Julie Abery ; illustrated by Chris Sasaki
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The true story of science teacher Soichi Sakamoto, who formed a champion swim club consisting of the Hawaiian and Japanese children of impoverished sugarcane workers in the 1930s. Without a proper pool to swim in, Sakamoto trained his team in irrigation ditches and coached the kids to swim against the natural current, building up the swimmers' strength and endurance. The team overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles and surged onto the national swimming scene, dominating events both in the United States and across the world. Almost lost to history, the sugar ditch kids' story is an inspiration to athletes around the world."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abery, Julie
Dewey number
j797.2/1096921
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV838.4.U6
LC item number
A23 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sasaki, Chris
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sakamoto, Soichi
  • Olympic Games
  • Swimming coaches
  • Swim teams
  • Swimming
  • Swimmers
  • Japanese American children
  • Maui (Hawaii)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Sakamoto's swim club : how a teacher led an unlikely team to victory, written by Julie Abery ; illustrated by Chris Sasaki
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [40])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1150785393
Dimensions
23 x 27 cm
Extent
40 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781525300318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1150785393
Label
Sakamoto's swim club : how a teacher led an unlikely team to victory, written by Julie Abery ; illustrated by Chris Sasaki
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [40])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1150785393
Dimensions
23 x 27 cm
Extent
40 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781525300318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1150785393

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