Lucas At The Paralympics

ISBN-10: 0823453359
ISBN-13: 9780823453351
Author: Plohl, Igor
Illustrated by: Sonc, Urska Stropnik
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Holiday House

Publication Date: March 2023

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 32

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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading: N
Lexile: AD920L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Special Needs

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

Introduce your child to the Paralympics--where physically disabled world-class athletes exemplify strength, determination, and courage. Lucas and Eddie, two physically disabled friends, visit the Paralympics and cheer on blind and physically challenged athletes as they compete in running, swimming, sitting volleyball, para archery, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair basketball, and more. Readers learn about some of the rules that expedite play and that even the playing field. For example, blind runners wear blindfolds so none of the competitors (some totally blind and some with limited sight) have an unfair advantage. Also, all of the blind competitors are tethered to guides. Author Igor Plohl, who lost the use of his legs after a spinal injury, is a teacher and passionate advocate for raising awareness of physical disability. As a teacher, he knows the questions children ask and how to answer them.
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