Meet Bethany. Get inspired. Growing up in Hawaii, Bethany Hamilton loved to surf. But one day, she was in her favorite place, out on the waves, when a tiger shark suddenly attacked. Thirteen-year-old Bethany lost her left arm.
As she fought to recover, Bethany wondered: Would she ever surf again?
Follow Bethany as she got back on her board and fearlessly chased her surfing dreams. With the strength of her family and faith behind her, Bethany knew she could become not only a professional athlete, but a champion and a role model.
This highly accessible and narrative biography includes full-color photos and educational info!
About the Author
Jenni L. Walsh's passion lies in transporting readers to another world, be it in historical or contemporary settings. She is a proud graduate of Villanova University, and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband, daughter, son, and newfypoo. She also writes historical fiction for adults and children. Learn more about Jenni and her books at jennilwalsh.com.
Praise for She Dared: Bethany Hamilton
"An inspiration to readers... Recommended." -- School Library Connection
"Many of the passages are powerful, depicting the drama of Hamilton's experiences and demonstrating the impact of her Christian faith, her mental toughness, and her family's support." -- School Library Journal
"While engaging text puts readers in the life-or-death moment, the book focuses more on Bethany's recovery... [an] inspirational journey." -- Booklist
Praise for She Dared: Malala Yousafzai
"Accessible for independent readers, including younger students looking for more challenging material. Walsh tackles difficult subject matter, such as extremism and violence, in an age-appropriate manner." -- School Library Journal