Noah’s Swim-a-Thon

Noah loves camp. He loves kickball, and arts and crafts, and singing, and being with his friends. But swimming makes his “arms feel goose-bumpy, his eyes feel stingy, and his nose feel stuffy.” Noah won’t go in the pool, until he learns about the camp swim-a-thon and how he can help other kids enjoy the […]

A Matter of Heart

Readers will happily sink into this emotionally grounded, contemporary young adult novel about the sudden end of one girl’s Olympic swimming dreams and the struggles she endures before realizing there are many things that define who we are. Sixteen-year-old Abby Lipman is on track to win the state swim championships and qualify for the Olympic […]

Jabari Jumps

Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He’s finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he’s a great jumper, so he’s not scared at all. “Looks easy,” says Jabari, watching the other kids take their turns. But when his dad squeezes his hand, Jabari squeezes back. He needs to […]