Jubilee: The First Therapy Horse and an Olympic Dream

by K.T. Johnston (Author) Anabella Ortiz (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
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.

Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781684462551
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Capstone Editions
Publication date
February 20, 2022
Series
-
BISAC categories
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
JNF003110 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Horses
JNF053180 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics | Special Needs
Library of Congress categories
Denmark
Patients
Poliomyelitis
Animals as aids for people with disabilities
Horsemen and horsewomen
Hartel, Lis
Jubilee (Horse)

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