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Clara Hughes  Cover Image Book Book

Clara Hughes / Terry Barber.


Clara Hughes was on a risky path as a teenager. Watching the Olympic Games in 1988 changed her life. She was inspired to go for gold. Although she began training as a speed skater, her coach encouraged her to pursue cycling. Clara excelled at cycling and won Olympic medals. However, she went back to her original dream of speed skating and won Olympic medals in that sport as well. She was the first athlete to compete in and win medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Clara decided to give back by working with youth at risk and providing opportunities for children to play sports. She currently dedicates her time to raising awareness about mental health issues such as depression, which she herself has struggled with in the past.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781926583433 :
  • Physical Description: 48 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Edmonton : Grass Roots Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
A free workbook to accompany this biography is available on the Grass Roots Press website
Target Audience Note:
Fry reading level 2.
Subject: Hughes, Clara.
Athletes > Canada > Biography.
Olympics > Participation, Canadian.
Readers for new literates.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Decoda Literacy Library.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Decoda Literacy Library 921 H84 2017 (Text) 35410000056663 General Collection Volume hold Available -
Decoda Literacy Library 921 H84 2017 c.2 (Text) 35410000065417 General Collection Volume hold Available -

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