Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story

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9781600604539: Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story

The inspirational true story of Sammy Lee, a Korean American who overcame discrimination to realize both his father's desire that he become a doctor and his own dream of becoming an Olympic champion diver.

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PAULA YOO is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has been a full-time journalist at The Seattle Times, The Detroit News, and People magazine. Yoo has also been a television writer for The West Wing and Tru Calling. In addition, she is a professional violinist as well as a violin teacher for underprivileged children. She lives in Los Angeles, California. This is her first picture book.

DOM LEE was born in Seoul, South Korea and received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. With his unique style of art combining techniques of painting and scratching details in encaustic wax, Lee has illustrated many award-winning picture books. He lives with his wife and children in Demarest, New Jersey.

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*Starred Review* Gr. 2-4. In her first picture book, winner of the publisher's New Voices Award, Yoo introduces Sammy Lee, the son of Korean immigrants who overcame formidable odds to become an Olympic diving champion as well as a doctor. In 1932, at the age of 12, Sammy fell in love with diving, but his local pool was open only once a week to nonwhites. He faced opposition at home, too; his father wanted him to focus on a "respectful" profession--medicine. Yoo describes how Sammy found a coach, maintained a grueling balance between academics and training, and finally earned both a medical degree and an Olympic gold medal. The minimal, well-shaped language focuses on powerful scenes that demonstrate Sammy's indestructible determination, his struggles with his father, and the prejudice he faced. Washed in nostalgic sepia tones, Dom Lee's acrylic-and-wax textured illustrations are reminiscent of his fine work in Ken Mochizuki's watershed Baseball Saved Us (1993), and like Yoo's understated words, the uncluttered images leave a deep impression; an aerial view of Sammy facing the blue expanse of the Olympic pool is particularly affecting. A page of facts closes this handsome, inspiring biography, which will make both an excellent read-aloud for younger children or a read-alone for confident older ones. Gillian Engberg
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Descripción Lee Low Books, United States, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. On a summer day in 1932, twelve-year-old Sammy Lee watched enviously as divers catapulted into the public swimming pool. Sammy desperately wanted to try diving himself, but the Korean American boy -- like any person of color -- was only allowed to use the pool one day a week. This discrimination did not weaken Sammy s newfound passion for diving, and soon he began a struggle between his dream of becoming an Olympic champion and his father s wish for him to become a doctor. Over sixteen years Sammy faced numerous challenges, but he overcame them all and fulfilled both his dream and his father s. In 1948 Dr. Sammy Lee dove into Olympic history. A matter of seconds after his final platform dive, the scores appeared and Sammy Lee became the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal. Sammy Lee s story of determination and triumph sets an extraordinary example for anyone striving to fulfill a dream. Winner of Lee Low s New Voices Award, Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds will inspire all who read it. Nº de ref. de la librería AAC9781600604539

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