Item description for Sword of a Champion: The Story of Sharon Monplaisir (Anything You Can Do... New Sports Heroes for Girls) by Doreen Greenberg, Michael Greenberg, Phil Velikan, Sharon Monplaisir & Phil Velikan...
Overview Chronicles the life and sports career of fencer Sharon Monplaisir, from her childhood in the South Bronx to her participation in the Seoul Olympic games.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2000
Publisher Wish Publishing
ISBN 1930546394 ISBN13 9781930546394
Availability 0 units.
More About Doreen Greenberg, Michael Greenberg, Phil Velikan, Sharon Monplaisir & Phil Velikan
Reviews - What do customers think about Sword of a Champion: The Story of Sharon Monplaisir (Anything You Can Do... New Sports Heroes for Girls)?
An inspiring little book. Jan 3, 2002
With all the awful stories surfacing today dealing with modern athletes, we finally have a sports story to inspire youngsters --especially girls. Sharon Monplaisir is a true role model for our times. Kids should read this book. As the author of "The Art and Science of Fencing" and "The Inner Game of Fencing," and the editor-in-chief of FENCERS QUARTERLY MAGAZINE,I recommend it.
A True Role Model Oct 2, 2000
What a wonderful, engaging, multifaceted book for adolescent girls.....and boys! Sharon Monplaisir's biography takes the reader through a wide range of emotions. The spirit and drive within Sharon's soul, from the depths of poverty to that as an Olympian, is an inspiration to us all. Anyone who has wanted to find a better life, but experienced doubt, and struggled to "fit in", can find hope within Sharon's many struggles. A noteworthy and heartwarming part of the book was when Sharon, representing the Women's Sports Foundation on National Girls and Women in Sports Day, addressed an auditorium of middle school aged boys and girls.
A component of the book also worth its "weight in gold", is the section called "Sports Talk", which is meant to be an interactive platform for readers and their parents, teaches and coaches. It contains excellent research-based information and thought provoking questions for readers relating to issues of girls participating in sport, within the context of the book.
This would be a terrific book to use in a middle school program, where integration of English, Social Studies, Physical Education, and Technology are sought.