Get Set! Swim! Jeannine Atkins

ISBN: 9781880000663

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Hardcover

32 pages


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Get Set! Swim!  by  Jeannine Atkins

Get Set! Swim! by Jeannine Atkins
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-- Provides a positive story about contemporary Hispanic children and encourages pride in family and cultureJessenia is excited -- today is the big swim meet. This is her first year on the team, and today shell swim in the first meet away from herMore-- Provides a positive story about contemporary Hispanic children and encourages pride in family and cultureJessenia is excited -- today is the big swim meet. This is her first year on the team, and today shell swim in the first meet away from her teams home pool. As she leaves her apartment with her mother and her little brother Luis, Jessenia realizes shes worried, too.

When the bus leaves the city and travels past neighborhoods with big houses and yards. she wonders how her team will ever be able to compete against the lucky girls who live here. Her worries compound when they arrive at the rival teams pool -- its a lot bigger, and it probably never breaks down like the pool that Jessenia practices in.The meet begins, and Jessenia loses her first race. But that doesnt stop Jessenia and her teammates from rooting loudly and proudly for each other.

Jessenia even wins her last race of the day! After the meet, Jessenia is filled with pride and hope for the next competition.The lessons in Get Set!Swim! are valuable ones for young readers. Not only does the book provide a positive image of girls in sports, but it teaches the importance of teamwork and pride. Youngsters will learn about overcoming their fears and gaining confidence in themselves. Most important of all, Get Set! Swim! teaches that victory is much more than merely winning a race.At her first big swim meet, a young Hispanic girl learns the value of cooperation, self-confidence, and family pride



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