Kim Anyadike has always set her sights above and beyond the ordinary. As just a freshman in high school, she set a world record as the youngest African-American pilot to fly across the United States to advocate for causes important to her.Full Story»
by Dominique Moceanu and Paul and Teri William Simon and Schuster, 2012 Reviewed by Lauren Kearney, 17 Bulgaria Off Balance is a brave and honest memoir told by Dominique Moceanu, the youngest American gymnast to receive an Olympic gold medal. Throughout the story, she reflects on the good and bad sides of her childhood, her [...]
You’re finally entering high school—that fascinating place you’ve discovered in books and movies. All you can think about is joining the girls’ soccer team. You’ve played with your friends and neighbors in the backyard forever, and now it’s time for you to start playing competitively. When you arrive at school, you see sign-up sheets for all the sports offered—but they’re for boys only! It’s hard to imagine that this was the reality girls and women faced in schools until 40 years ago. But all that changed because of Title IX!
Channing Seideman, age 17 from Aspen, Colorado, has been living with epilepsy since she was ten years old. Rather than give up her active lifestyle of skiing and horseback riding, Channing and her family have found ways to make things work. With the help of her service dog, Georgie, Channing is helping give back to others who are dealing with epilepsy–just like her.