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Christopher Reeve
Howard, Megan.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [1999]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
A biography of the actor who became well known for his movie portrayal of Superman and for his activities in support of nerve damage research since the riding accident that left him a quadriplegic.
Reading Level:
1100 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.6 3.0 26044.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.6 7 Quiz: 35372 Guided reading level: Y.
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Material Type
Home Location
Clarence Library PN2287.R292 H68 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
East Aurora Library PN2287.R292 H68 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
Audubon Library PN2287.R292 H68 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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Lerner Publications and the A&E Television Networks have teamed up to create Biography for young readers. With highly accessible text and engaging photographs, this engrossing collection offers in-depth profiles of some of the world's most interesting figures.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-9. Actor Reeve achieved superstardom playing Superman, but his life changed dramatically after a 1995 horse-riding accident left him paralyzed. In friendly, accessible prose, Howard offers an intimate portrait of the actor, beginning with his childhood and including the highlights and lowlights of his film career and the emotional and physical hardships of adjusting to life after the accident, for an ultimately inspiring story of perseverance and determination. Despite limitations and initial depression, Reeve has learned to focus on what he can, rather than can't, do--directing films and working to increase public awareness and funding for spinal injury research. Readers may find the detailed description of Reeve's accident and physical repercussions painful to read, but will gain perspective on the daily challenges facing quadriplegics, how life can change in an instant for people and those around them, and how a positive attitude can enhance the quality of life, despite obstacles and difficulties. Bibliography. --Shelle Rosenfeld

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