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Zion Unmatched



by
Zion Clark ,James S. Hirsch

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Candlewick
ISBN
9781536224184
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Ableism , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
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An extraordinary, deeply inspirational photo essay traces the path of wrestler and wheelchair racer Zion Clark to become the first American man to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics.

This stunning photographic essay showcases Zion Clark’s ferocious athleticism and undaunted spirit. It features striking, visually arresting images and an approachable and engaging text cowritten by New York Times best-selling journalist James S. Hirsch, including pieces of advice that have motivated Zion toward excellence and passages from Zion himself. The book explores Zion’s journey from a childhood lost in the foster care system to his hard-fought rise as a high school wrestler to his current rigorous training to prepare as an elite athlete on the world stage. Included are a biography and a note from Zion.

This first in a trilogy of books to be written by Zion Clark, subject of an award-winning Netflix short documentary, focuses on his quest for Olympic and Paralympic gold and is publishing in time for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games.Full-color photographs.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Ableism , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Dewey

B

AR

4.7: points 0.5

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Aug 2021

Book Genres

Sports, Picture Book

Topics

Zion Clark (1997– ). Sports and recreation. Wrestling. Ohio. Training for the Olympics and Paralympics. Disability. US athletes. African American athletes. Black athletes. Wheelchair racing. Inspiration and personal growth. Persistence. Determination. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4-A visual and motivational picture book autobiography. Zion Clark was born without legs, given up by his mother, and forced to face neglect in the foster care system. He went on to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics. Full-page color photographs with first-person captions show Clark working out, competing in wrestling and track, and bonding with his adoptive family. Bold-face quotes from Clark's coaches and foster parents portray him as a motivational figure. Readers will be left hoping for more specific information about Zion's disability and journey. A positive and uplifting look at overcoming adversity, Clark's autobiography could use more depth. VERDICT An uplifting autobiography from an athlete without legs. Consider as a general purchase for large collections.-Emily Bayci-Mroczek, Naperville P.L., IL

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4-A visual and motivational picture book autobiography. Zion Clark was born without legs, given up by his mother, and forced to face neglect in the foster care system. He went on to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics. Full-page color photographs with first-person captions show Clark working out, competing in wrestling and track, and bonding with his adoptive family. Bold-face quotes from Clark's coaches and foster parents portray him as a motivational figure. Readers will be left hoping for more specific information about Zion's disability and journey. A positive and uplifting look at overcoming adversity, Clark's autobiography could use more depth. VERDICT An uplifting autobiography from an athlete without legs. Consider as a general purchase for large collections.-Emily Bayci-Mroczek, Naperville P.L., IL

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