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Author Silva, Jesselyn, author
Title My corner of the ring : a memoir from a champ / Jesselyn Silva, as told to Brin Stevens
Book Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Margate - Juv Biography  SILVA    AVAILABLE
Description 233 pages 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Audience Age 10+
Grade 4 to 6
Summary "The Middle Grade Memoir of a Girl Boxer and Future Olympian. In this Lean-In style inspirational memoir, twelve-year-old Jesselyn Silva offers a ringside seat to girl power and what it takes to win in the ring and in life: punch by punch. Girl Boxer shows kids what it means to be true to yourself and stick with your dreams even when facing adversity and ridicule. Supported by her single dad, Jesselyn (JessZilla in the ring) first donned her boxing gloves at five years of age, making her one of very fewfemale boxers in the country. Girl Boxer charts Jesselyn's oft times exhilarating and heartbreaking journey to success in a male dominated sport where she struggles to find partners to spar with and combats the viewpoint that no one wants to see a girl fight. Despite an inhospitable environment, Jesselyn still has her sights set on the Olympics. With the help of her very dad, Pedro, who has instilled in her a strong work ethic, she just might make it. It is an exciting and motivational read that will provide kids with the roadmap and encouragement to accomplish whatever goals they set for themselves. Jesselyn's positive can-do attitude and determination make this a must read"-- Provided by publisher
"Jesselyn Silva navigates both middle school and the boxing ring with an infectious spirit and can-do attitude as she endeavors to make it to the Olympics"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Silva, Jesselyn -- Juvenile literature
Women boxers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Hispanic Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Middle schools -- Juvenile literature
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Olympics.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino.
ISBN 9780525518402 : HRD 17.99
0525518401 : HRD 17.99
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