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Proud: Living My American Dream (Young Readers Edition)

ISBN-10: 0316477044
ISBN-13: 9780316477048
Author: Muhammad, Ibtihaj
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: August 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 320


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Lexile: 960L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 10.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religion / Islam

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Olympics

Description
The inspiring and critically acclaimed all-American story of faith, family, hard work and perseverance by Olympic fencer, activist and Time "100 Most Influential People" honoree Ibtihaj Muhammad At the 2016 Olympic Games, Ibtihaj Muhammad smashed barriers as the first American to compete wearing hijab, and she made history as the first Muslim American woman to win a medal. But before she was an Olympian, activist and entrepreneur, Ibtihaj was a young outsider trying to find her place. Growing up in suburban New Jersey, Ibtihaj was often the only African American Muslim student in her class. When she discovered and fell in love with fencing, a sport most popular with affluent young white people, she stood out even more. Rivals and teammates often pointed out Ibtihaj's differences, telling her she would never succeed. Yet she powered on, rising above bigotry and other obstacles on the path to pursue her dream. Ibtihaj's inspiring journey from humble beginnings to the international stage is told in her own words and enhanced with helpful
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