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Sixteen years in sixteen seconds

the Sammy Lee story

by Paula Yoo

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Published by Lee & Low Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Lee, Sammy, 1920- -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Divers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Springboard diving -- Juvenile literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Paula Yoo ; illustrations by Dom Lee.
      GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
      ContributionsLee, Dom, 1959- ill.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV838.L44 Y66 2005
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3296652M
      ISBN 10158430247X
      LC Control Number2004020962
      OCLC/WorldCa56490945

      Sixteen Years In Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story. Author: Paula Yoo Series: Picture Book Biographies Tag: Episode Publisher: Lee & Low Books Publication Year: ASIN: X ISBN: Sixteen Years In Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story by Yoo, Paula/ Lee, Dom (Ilt) Profiles the childhood dreams and realities of the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal, achieved in the ten-meter platform diving event in

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Sixteen years in sixteen seconds by Paula Yoo Download PDF EPUB FB2

Before reading "Sixteen Years In Sixteen Seconds", I'd never heard of Dr. Lee. After reading this incredible book, I was moved and inspired by this courageous, fascinating human being. Though classified as a children's book, "Sixteen Years In Sixteen Seconds 5/5(26).

Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story is a children's picture book written by Paula Yoo and illustrated by Dom Lee. It chronicles the life of Sammy Lee, a boy who fell in love with diving and became one of the first Korean-American to win a gold medal for the United States/5.

Over sixteen years Sammy faced numerous challenges, but he overcame them all and fulfilled both his dream and his father's. In Dr.

Sammy Lee dove into Olympic history. A matter of seconds after his final platform dive, the scores appeared and Sammy Lee became the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold : Lee & Low Books, Inc. Paula Yoo is a children’s book author, TV drama screenwriter, and musician.

Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds was her first picture book. Since then, she has also written a biography of pioneering Chinese American actress Anna May Wong and is currently working on a story based on the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus. Excerpt: Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds Written with elementary school students in mind, this book tells the story of Sammy Lee, a Korean-American kid.

Paula's lifelong dream came true with the publication of Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story. Yoo stumbled upon Sammy Lee's story by accident. "I was doing research on Korean American history at the turn of the century in California for my MFA in Creative Writing when I found an article about Sammy Lee on the internet.

A Lee & Low New Voices Award Winner, Sixteen Years In Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story is a picturebook based on the true story of the Korean American boy Sammy Lee. Inwhen Sammy Lee was twelve, he wanted to dive at the public pool - but like all persons of color, he was allowed to use the pool only one day a week.5/5(5).

On a summer day intwelve-year-old Sammy Lee watched enviously as divers catapulted into the public swimming pool. Sammy desperately wanted to try diving himself, but the Korean American boy like any person of color was only allowed to use the pool one day a discrimination did not weaken Sammy's newfound passion for diving, and soon he began a struggle between his.

Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds by Paula Yoo,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Lee & Low Books Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds Teacher’s Guide p.

6 (both summer games and winter games). Information could also be added about record-breaking achievements at each Olympics and/or notable world events at the time. Language Arts/Sports 1. Sports provides a great opportunity to interest students in poetry.

Paula Yoo - Author. PAULA YOO is an author and screenwriter whose children's books for Lee & Low include Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds, Shining Star, and several titles in the Confetti Kids titles have been recognized by the International Reading Association, the Texas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist, and Lee & Low's New Voices Award.

Get this from a library. Sixteen years in sixteen seconds: the Sammy Lee story. [Paula Yoo; Dom Lee] -- Profiles the childhood dreams and realities of the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal, achieved in the ten-meter platform diving event in Get this from a library.

Sixteen years in sixteen seconds: the Sammy Lee story. [Paula Yoo; Dom Lee] -- "A biography of Korean American diving champion Sammy Lee, focusing on how his childhood determination and his father's dreams set the stage for a medical.

The title refers to the 16 years he trained for the 16 seconds it took to perform his winning dive. This hero's inspirational story demonstrates determination and dedication by a man who never gave up and is still an active athlete today at the age of (author's note) (Picture book/biography.

Excerpt: Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds. J • Written with elementary school students in mind, this book tells the story of Sammy Lee, a Korean-American kid who discovered Author: Paula Yoo. Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds (Paperback) The Sammy Lee Story. By Paula Yoo, Dom Lee (Illustrator) Lee & Low Books,32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Spanish (4/1/) Hardcover (4/1/). Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story by Paula Yoo and Dom Lee. Twelve-year-old Sammy Lee could only use the public pool on Wednesdays—the read more.

Twelve-year-old Sammy Lee could only use the public pool on Wednesdays—the one day a week it was open to people who weren’t white. Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story is a great book about a great person.

The author Paula Yoo did a good job keeping the story moving forward and focused on Sammy Lee. The illustrations are beautiful and matches the mood of the story. SIXTEEN YEARS IN SIXTEEN SECONDS: The Sammy Lee Story Paula Yoo, Author, Dom Lee, Illustrator, illus. by Dom Lee. Lee & Low $ (32p) ISBN   Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds (Hardcover) The Sammy Lee Story.

By Paula Yoo, Dom Lee (Illustrator) Lee & Low Books,32pp. Publication Date: April 1, Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Spanish (4/1/) Paperback (4/1/).

About Paula Yoo (Author): Paula Yoo is the author of the YA novel GOOD ENOUGH (HarperCollins '08) and the IRA Notable picture book SIXTEEN YEARS IN SIXTEEN SECONDS: THE SAMMY LEE STORY (Lee & Low '05). Visit her website at www /5().

Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds The Sammy Lee Story (Book): Yoo, Paula: A biography of Korean American diving champion Sammy Lee, focusing on how his childhood determination and his father's dreams set the stage for a medical career as well as his athletic achievements which earned him Olympic gold medals in and Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds Review By Asian American Lit Fans blog.

Paula Yoo’s Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds take an innovative approach to a biographical narrative by reformulating it for a younger audience.

Dom Lee’s illustrations have a slightly impressionistic style that lends itself well to a story informed by the.