The Three-Year Swim Club (CD Audiobook)

Un libro in lingua di Julie Checkoway Chadwick Alex (NRT) edito da Grand Central Pub, 2015

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For readers of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat: the inspirational, untold story of impoverished children who transformed themselves into world-class swimmers.

In 1937, a Maui schoolteacher challenged a group of poverty-stricken sugar plantation kids to swim upstream against the current of their circumstance. The goal? To compete at the 1940 Olympic Games.

They faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

They were Japanese-American. They started out malnourished and they swam in an irrigation ditch. They were destined for lives of virtual slavery, like their parents' in the fields. But in spite of everything, including the virulent anti-Japanese sentiment of the late 1930's, in their first year they outraced Olympians; in their second, they became national and international champs, making headlines from LA to London. In their third year, they aimed for gold, meeting their greatest challenge of all--and going on to become the most unlikely American heroes of the 20th century.

They were The Three-Year Swim Club. This is their story.

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