Spring 2024

Meet Sarah Nurse

Olympic Hockey Superstar

From the Series Sports VIPs (Lerner ™ Sports)

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

In 2022, Sarah Nurse became the first Canadian biracial athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in women’s hockey.

Raised in a family of athletes, Sarah Nurse began her hockey career at a young age. After playing on youth and school teams, Nurse played for the University of Wisconsin and joined Team Canada at the 2022 Olympic Games. But it wasn’t always easy. As one of few Black women in professional hockey, Nurse has faced discrimination and has spoken out against racism on and off the ice. From high school to the Olympics, follow Sarah Nurse’s journey to becoming one of hockey’s most promising players.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Biography, Sports
Copyright 2024
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lerner ™ Sports
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2024-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007100, JNF054110, JNF054070
Dewey 796.962092 [B]
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 850
Guided Reading Level R
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Source notes

Author: Margaret J. Goldstein

Margaret J. Goldstein was born in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan. She is an editor and the author of many books for young readers. She lives in Palm Springs, California.


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