Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds
By Unpacking the Power of Picture Books
“Yoo and Lee do full justice to Lee’s inspiring story of personal vision and persistence, with additional information about Dr. Lee’s further accomplishments provided in the author’s notes . . . Apart from the remarkable sports achievements of Dr. Lee, the story is even more inspiring in depicting the discrimination and restrictions that he experienced and overcame without giving up, retaliating, or reflecting back the hatred he experienced. Instead, he used those barriers as motivation to prove his father’s words true: “In America, you can achieve anything if you set your heart to it.””
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