Lindsey Vonn, 1st Edition

  • Marty Gitlin
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420508652
  • ISBN-13: 9781420508659
  • DDC: 796.93
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This biography of Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn delves into the childhood, lifestyle, and career of arguably the most accomplished skier in American history. Vonn has won three consecutive World Cup championships and earned an Olympic gold medal in 2010. Her rise to stardom has been bumpy, with two critical obstacles that have tested her multiple times during her career: her turbulent and now estranged relationship with her father, and the many physical injuries sustained because of her notoriously brash style on the slopes. The book discusses the accident that crushed her dream of medaling in the 2006 Olympics and how she overcame this misfortune to win gold in 2010.

Features and Benefits

  • Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, PEOPLE IN THE NEWS volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.
  • Through quotations from the individual profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how other regard them.
  • Each book in this series includes sidebars, photographs, annotated bibliographies, timelines, and comprehensive indexes.


"People in the News is a series that covers the lives of contemporary newsmakers of all ages in movies, in the arts, science, politics and everyday life and includes their contributions, achievements, and information about their lives."---Book of Note 2011, Tri State Young Adult Review Group

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"Junior high librarians will find this series to be a solid addition to their biography section. The tales about each person gleaned from a broad variety of sources show students the value of balanced reporting. The vivid color photos and user-friendly layout of the books as well as their moderate length will provide students with a thorough yet undaunting look at people they care about who are in the news."--- VOYA October 2007

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