Get Set! Swim!
By Jeannine Atkins
Illustrated by Hector Viveros Lee
The day of the big swim meet has finally arrived, and Jessenia is excited, but a bit worried too. It’s her first meet away from home, and the other team is on a winning streak. Her coach tells the team that everyone is equal in the water, but Jessenia wonders if their team spirit is really enough to lead them to victory.
Readers of all ages will root with Jessenia’s mother and little brother, Luis, for the team as they dive into the challenge of competition. Get Set! Swim! is the perfect reminder for young athletes that teamwork and pride are sometimes the truest victories of all.
About the Creators
is the author of Get Set! Swim!, which was named a "Choices" selection by the Cooperative Children's Book Center. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their daughter. Visit her online at jeannineatkins.com.
was born in Calexico, California. He attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where he lives and works as an elementary school teacher. His hobbies include photography, jogging, and travel.
About This Title
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Interest Level:Grades PreK - 3
Reading Level:Grades 3 - 4
Sports, Siblings, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Responsibility, Overcoming Obstacles, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Families, Poverty, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Persistence/Grit, Pride
Part of These Collections
Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades 3-6, English Guided Reading Level N, Latin American English Collection Grades 3-6, Realistic Fiction Grades 3-5, Fluent English, Fluent Dual Language , Bilingual English/Spanish and Dual Language Books , Athletes and Sports, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades K-2, Dual Language Collection English and Spanish, Dual Language Levels N-Z Collection