Yusra Mardini: Refugee Hero and Olympic Swimmer

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120793

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A competitive swimmer in Syria, Yusra Mardini never let go of her Olympic dream, even when civil war made it too difficult to train in her country. In 2016, she was allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics as part of a special team for refugees. This was only months after making a daring crossing of the Mediterranean Sea in a sinking boat that she helped tow to shore. Dozens of lives were saved on the voyage. Still training, Mardini also acts as a spokesperson and educator for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.

Reading Level
Lexile
800L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
R
ATOS
5.1
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Biographies Social Issues Sports & Recreation
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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