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Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion (Badger Biographies)

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Synopsis:

Born with developmental disabilities and raised in an institution and foster care, Cindy Bentley has learned to live independently, helped to start a disability advocacy organization, and has been a spokesperson for Special Olympics International.

Synopsis:

Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion celebrates the life of one of Wisconsin's most inspirational leaders and activists. Born with an intellectual disability, Cindy Bentley spent much of her childhood at the Southern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled. When she began participating in Special Olympics, she gained confidence as she worked with teammates to earn medals in tennis, track and field, and even snowshoeing. Chosen as a Global Messenger for the Special Olympics International in 2000, Cindy has had dinner at the White House with two different American presidents, traveled around the world, and given speeches in front of thousands of people.

About the Author

Author of several Badger Biographies, Bob Kann is a well-known storyteller and speaker. Before retiring, Caroline Hoffman worked for 20 years for the Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities as a policy advocate.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870204562
Author:
Kann, Bob
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Author:
Hoffman, Caroline
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Olympics
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Developmental disabilities
Subject:
Special Olympics.
Subject:
Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
First Edition, 1st Edition
Series:
Badger Biographies Series
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in
Age Level:
07-12

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Biographies
Children's » Sports and Outdoors » General
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Teen Issues

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Born with developmental disabilities and raised in an institution and foster care, Cindy Bentley has learned to live independently, helped to start a disability advocacy organization, and has been a spokesperson for Special Olympics International.

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Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion celebrates the life of one of Wisconsin's most inspirational leaders and activists. Born with an intellectual disability, Cindy Bentley spent much of her childhood at the Southern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled. When she began participating in Special Olympics, she gained confidence as she worked with teammates to earn medals in tennis, track and field, and even snowshoeing. Chosen as a Global Messenger for the Special Olympics International in 2000, Cindy has had dinner at the White House with two different American presidents, traveled around the world, and given speeches in front of thousands of people.
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