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Celebrating the Olympic Spirit

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The Olympics provide an opportunity to celebrate individuals who not only have incredible physical talent, but also embody what can only be described as "Olympic Spirit.”  As we cheer on our athletes, we’ve collected a virtual stack of books to read together that hopefully inspire each of us to share our Olympic spirit too.  

The Boys in the Boat
The Boys in the Boat Adapted for Young Readers
Colors of the Wind: The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza
The First Book of  the Olympic Games
The First Olympic Games: A Gruesome Greek Myth With a Happy Ending
Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion
Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story
Striving to be Champion: Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku
Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper
Unbeatable Betty: Betty Robinson, The First Female Olympic Track and Field Gold Medalist

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