Jean Driscoll: Dream Big, Work Hard!

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Bearport Publishing, Aug 1, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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In Jean Driscoll: Dream Big, Work Hard!, readers will meet an amazing athlete who overcame spina bifida and a shattering hip injury to rise victorious eight times in the Boston Marathon. Refusing to give up after a bicycle accident left her in a wheelchair, Driscoll plunged into competitive wheelchair sports, proving that physical challenges are meant to be conquered. Full-color photographs, timeline, and a compelling biographical narrative will enthrall readers as they learn how Driscoll steered her wheelchair to victory. Jean Driscoll is part of Bearport's Defining Moments: Overcoming Challenges series.
 

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Contents

Now or Never
4
Growing Up the Hard Way
6
Freedom and Loss
8
Its Not Fair
10
Starting Over
12
Fast and Wild
14
College Athlete
16
New Goals
18
Boston
22
Queen of the Race
24
Eight Victories
26
Just the Facts
28
Glossary
30
Bibliography
31
Index
32
Back Cover
34

The Marathon
20

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About the author (2006)

Michael Sandler is the founder of the Creative Learning Institute and is a practicing ADD coach, author and public speaker. He writes a bimonthly column for the national ADD magazine, ADDitude, and is a featured speaker at ADD conventions. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Driscoll is an eight-time winner of the Boston Marathon, and a two-time Olympic silver medalist with nine medals from the Paralympics. She is a college coach and motivational speaker.

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