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Paving the Way: American Sports Legends

Paving the Way: American Sports Legends

Paving the Way: American Sports Legends

Paving the Way: American Sports Legends

Paving the Way: American Sports Legends

Paving the Way: American Sports Legends

Paving the Way: American Sports Legends

Biography (nonfiction), 1,778 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 970L
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The twentieth century gave rise to the world of professional sports, and it gave the United States several record-setting individuals who used their skills and dedication to change the world for the better. Paving the Way: American Sports Legends highlights five athletes of tremendous talent who left behind inspiring legacies. These athletes overcame obstacles such as racial discrimination and sexism to prove that, with passion and commitment, anything is possible. This text can also be used to teach students to identify the elements of a biography and the use of dashes.