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Author Abery, Julie, author.
Title Sakamoto's swim club : how a teacher led an unlikely team to victory / written by Julie Abery ; illustrated by Chris Sasaki.
Pub Info Toronto : Kids Can Press, [2021]
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book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 East Falmouth Juv. NEW  J 797.21 Abe     DUE 10-14-21
 Falmouth-Children's-NEW  J 797.21 Abe     DUE 10-05-21
 Nantucket-Childrens  J 797.2 ABE     AVAILABLE
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J 797.21 ABE     AVAILABLE
 West Tisbury-Juvenile  J 797.2 ABE     AVAILABLE
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Descript 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Sakamoto, Soichi, 1906-1997 -- Juvenile literature.
Swim teams -- Hawaii -- Maui -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Swimming -- Hawaii -- Maui -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Swim teams.
Swimming -- History.
Genre Biographies.
Informational works.
Stories in rhyme.
Poetry.
Picture books.
New titles added.
Add Author Sasaki, Chris (Illustrator), illustrator.
ISBN 9781525300318 (hardcover)
1525300318 (hardcover)
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