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Hitting the Shot: The Most Clutch Moments in Sports
This title covers these subjects: Sports., Sports -- History., Sports -- Psychological aspects.
Hitting the Shot: The Most Clutch Moments in Sports
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Hitting the Shot: The Most Clutch Moments in Sports

Buzzer-beaters, walk-off homers, and more! In this Sports Illustrated Kids book, discover the all-time greatest clutch moments in sports history. Discover more about Christian Laettner’s last-second shot in the 1992 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Read about how Kerri Strug landed a near-perfect vault performance on an injured ankle, helping the U.S. gymnastics team win gold at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Find out how the “Hail Mary” football play first got its name in a 1975 NFL game with just seconds left. With eye-popping photographs and heart-pounding text, this book is sure to attract sports enthusiasts, young and old.

Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-5
Lexile Level770L
ATOS Level4.7
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #519040
Text TypeInformational Text
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandCapstone Captivate
Page Dimensions7" x 9"
Page Count32
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Booklist - Julia Smith

"A gripping sports-writing style pulses through the Sports Illustrated Kids: Heroes and Heartbreaks series, which gives exciting play-by ­play accounts of unexpected victories and unfathomable failures in the world of sports. One of the series' biggest strengths is the sheer variety of sports represented in its pages. . . .There's never a dull moment in these books, which showcase the value of perseverance, hard work, joy, and humility." - Booklist

July 1, 2023

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