The Story of Olympic Diver Sammy Lee

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This is a story about a boy who has a dream about becoming a diver. Sammy Lee loved to dive, but he couldn’t use the public pool unless it was Wednesday because only white people could use it whenever they wanted. Still, he was determined to learn how to dive.

Sammy eventually got a coach to help teach him, but they had to use a sand pit in the coach’s backyard to learn how to dive. Sammy’s father wanted him to become a doctor because he wanted people to respect him. Sammy wanted to go to the Olympics. Will Sammy become a doctor and give up his dream of diving? Will Sammy be able to go to the Olympics?

This non-fiction book was very interesting. I did not know who Sammy Lee was before reading this book. This is a very educational book, and I learned about some of the prejudice and discrimination Asians had to go through in the US. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a story about Sammy Lee, who made his dreams come true against all the odds.

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Author Paula Yoo
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 80 pages
Publisher Lee & Low Books
Publish Date 2020-02-25
ISBN 9781643790145
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Issue July 2020
Category Children's


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