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Born to run: my story

Author: Cathy Freeman

Language: English

Summary: “Hi guys, ever since I was little I only had one dream – to win a gold medal at the Olympics. When I was twenty-seven years old, my dream came true. I’ll never forget that night at the Sydney 2000 Games – as I crossed the finish line, it was as if the whole of Australia was cheering for me. Sometimes I still wonder how it happened.

When I was growing up, I felt no different to anyone else. I loved having fun with my brothers, sleeping over at nanna’s and going horse riding with my dad. But I especially loved to run. With the help of my family, coaches and teachers, I became the best female 400-metre runner in the world. I hope you enjoy my story, and that it inspires you to chase after your dreams too!” (from the blurb)

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Non dirmi che hai paura

Author: Giuseppe Catozzella

Language: Italian

Summary: La struggente vicenda di un’eroina dei nostri tempi.

Samia è una ragazzina di Mogadiscio con la corsa nel sangue. Allenamenti notturni nello stadio deserto la portano a soli 17 anni alle Olimpiadi di Pechino, dove diventa un simbolo per tutte le donne musulmane. Rincorrendo la libertà e il sogno di vincere le Olimpiadi di Londra, una notte parte, sola e a piedi, per il Viaggio, l’odissea dei migranti dall’Etiopia al Sudan e, attraverso il Sahara, alla Libia dove s’imbarca per l’Italia.

Realizato con il patrocinio della Società Dante Alighieri. – Fonte: Amazon.com

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