Road to Glory 5: Caster Semenya - Jeremy Daniel (Paperback)

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Barcode
9781868429141
Department
Books
Released
22 Aug 2018
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Jeremy Daniel
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Series
Road to glory
Language
English
Number of Pages
120
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 15mm (198g)

Summary

In the fifth book of the Road to Glory series, Jeremy Daniel shows us how Caster Semenya developed into a world-class athlete. Growing up in poverty in Limpopo, Caster's early experiences at school are marked by many ups and downs: while her friends and family accept her for who she is, she is constantly bullied for her appearance. But she discovers soccer and immerses herself in the game - even making the boys' team. It is only after she enrols at the University of Pretoria that her life changes completely. Away from village life, she impresses on the track and is noticed as a talent, eventually meeting Coach Daniels in whom she finds a trainer and mentor. Battling controversy over her gender on the track and in the media, she nevertheless goes on to win gold at the 2016 Olympics, becoming an ambassador for South Africa.

Classification

General Subject
Juvenile
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / General
BIC Classification 1
Cricket (Children's / Teenage)
BIC Classification 2
People & places (Children's / Teenage)
BIC Classification 3
People & places (Children's / Teenage)
Library Subject 1
Runners Sports - Biography - South Africa
Library Subject 2
Women runners - Biography - South Africa
Library Subject 3
Hyperandrogenism
Dewey Classification
796.423092

Author Bio

JEREMY DANIEL is an author, screenwriter and musician. He has written extensively for children's television and theatre, including as head writer for Takalani Sesame. He has also written a book, My Forever Friend. Back in the day, he was the founding member and bass player for seminal Cape Town indie band, Fetish. He lives in Cape Town with his wife and daughters.