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Biography (nonfiction), 834 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 900L
Meet a courageous and hard-working athlete who is also a Special Olympian. This biography is the story of Mike Van Zee-how he trained, worked with his coach, and became a champion. Readers will also learn about the history of the Special Olympics.
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