New The Story of Olympic Swimmer Duke Kahanamoku by Ellie Crowe


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    New The Story of Olympic Swimmer Duke Kahanamoku by Ellie Crowe Part of a new biography series this one features Olympic gold medalist and all time surf champion Duke Kahanamoku who was born in Hawaii Not only did he break swimming records and change the sport of surfing but

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Part of a new biography series this one features Olympic gold medalist And All Time Surf all time surf Duke Kahanamoku who was born in Hawaii Not only did he break swimming records and change the sport of surfing but Duke also faced down the prejudicial comments and looks of those who judged hi. Growing up in Hawai'i with the Pacific Ocean as his backyard Duke Kahanamoku learned to swim and surf at a young age By his arly twenties Duke's lightning fast swimming won him a place on the 1912 United States Olympic team and "A Gold Medal In "gold medal in 100 meter freestyle race Over the years Duke struggled with racism and financial troubles but by the nd of his twenty. O surf and how surfboards are made as well as lively sketches some "Full Pages Accessible And "pages Accessible and uick read the book will appeal to biography lovers and anyone who loves to root for the underdog It will find a place on many biography shelves as well as one dedicated to individuals who made a Ahanamoku introduces many biography shelves as well as one dedicated to individuals who made a Ahanamoku introduces readers to a man who was beloved for his modesty sportsmanship and amazing skill in the water Today Duke remains a Legendary Waterman And An waterman and an to all to live life with alohaThis chapter book in our Story line includes black and white illustrations as well as sidebars on related subjects a timeline a glossary and recommended readi. M according to his conomic status and skin color and found him less worthy than them proving himself to be world class in very way Most of the book focuses on his late teen years and his xploits in the water but there are also on his late teen years and his xploits in the water but there are also about Hawaiian history the Olympics Jim Thorpe how Year Olympic career he was a six time medal winnerAlthough he became a swimming champion Duke's real passion was surfing He traveled the world introducing surfboarding to Australia and the ast and west coasts of the United States Considered the father of modern surfing duke spread his father of modern surfing Duke spread his of the ocean "AND HAWAI'I WHEREVER HE WENTTHE STORY "Hawai'i wherever he wentThe Story Olympic Swimmer Duke The Story of Olympic Swimmer Duke Kahanamoku