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Jubilee: The First Therapy Horse and an Olympic Dream
Jubilee: The First Therapy Horse and an Olympic Dream
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Jubilee: The First Therapy Horse and an Olympic Dream

by KT Johnston
Illustrated by Anabella Ortiz

Lis Hartel became paralyzed after contracting polio in 1944. Her dreams of riding horses and competing in the sport of dressage were shattered. After months in the hospital, doctors told her she’d never ride again. Lis tried anyway. How do you stay on a horse without using your legs? How do you give the subtle cues needed in dressage with limited mobility? With hard work—and an unlikely horse named Jubilee. After years of training together and creating a new way of communicating, Lis and Jubilee danced into the competition ring, and eventually all the way to the Olympics. Lis Hartel was the first woman with a disability ever to win an Olympic medal, and the first woman to stand equally beside men on the Olympic winners' podium in any sport.

PublisherCapstone Editions
BrandCapstone Editions
Age Level8-12 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-5
Trim Size9 x 11
Page Count32



Nerdy Book Club - Cindy Minnich

"Kids living with disabilities will see how someone else with disabilities shaped her life. Kids currently living without disabilities will see that disability doesn’t define someone. They’ll see an example of what an inclusive world might look like." - Nerdy Book Club

January 5, 2022


Junior Library Guild

Selection Spring 2022

May 1, 2022

KT Johnston

KT Johnston

KT Johnston writes historical narrative nonfiction. Her debut picture book, Railway Jack, is an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Nonfiction for Kids. KT has a degree in biology and conducted animal behavior studies before settling into a corporate career as an analyst. She and her husband are the parents of two grown children and live in Minneapolis. KT hopes to inspire others to be curious about our world, one true story at a time.

This author is available for virtual visits and conference panels.

Her presentation, “The True Story Behind the True Story,” highlights her research methods. Topics include the treasure hunt for primary sources; considering the reliability of information; turning facts into narrative; and keeping the truth truthful. A 30-45 minute presentation is followed by about 15 minutes of Q&A.

This opportunity is for groups who have read one of her books and is best suited for grades 4 and up, based on having had some introduction to research concepts, spreadsheets, and computer file management (i.e., Explorer or Finder).

Contact KT through her website for rates. (It is possible for subject matter to be tailored, subject to author’s availability.)

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