Sarah and the Big Wave: The True Story of the First Woman to Surf Mavericks

by Bonnie Tsui (Author) Sophie Diao (Illustrator)

Sarah and the Big Wave: The True Story of the First Woman to Surf Mavericks
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Have you ever seen a big wave? One that's twenty, thirty, forty, even fifty feet tall? Here's a better question: Would you ever surf a big wave?

Sarah Gerhardt did--and this is her story. This tale of perseverance and indomitable spirit is about the first woman to ride the waves at Mavericks, one of the biggest and most dangerous surf breaks in the world.


Kirkus

A sunny surf vacation from start to finish.
Bonnie Tsui

Bonnie Tsui is a debut children's author and a writer for The New York Times. Her books for grown-ups include Why We Swim and the award-winning American Chinatown. She lives (and surfs) in the Bay Area.

Sophie Diao is an artist in San Francisco and illustrator of the picture book I Am the Wind. As research for Sarah and the Big Wave, she surfed a wave that she's pretty sure was over one foot tall. She loves illustrating natural wonders and is the talent behind many a Google Doodle.

Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781250239488
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company
Publication date
May 20, 2021
Series
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