Dream Series: The Highest Stand (Lower Level)

Dream Series: The Highest Stand (Lower Level)


My name is Dede Bartholomew Savage III. Say that ten times fast. But I don't think my name was the only reason that kids picked on me. I wore glasses the size of CDs, my pants were as tight as my socks, and back then, I couldn't think of one thing that I was even decent at. And most kids in my neighborhood made it their personal duty to remind me that I was a full-fledged nerd.

I'll admit, they were right. Yet, this book is not about feeling sorry for me. The book is about standing up to bullies, about what it is to chase dreams, and about overcoming hurdles.

All this brings me to where I am right now, collapsed in an awkward pile of myself, clutching a deflated left leg and waiting for the stadium scoreboard to replay the end of my final race. I have been chasing the gold medal my entire life and in two minutes, I'll find out whether or not my thirty-one-year-old legs have held on to victory, if they had enough for gold.

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Product ID: 12817


Grade 1-3 | Fiction | ISBN: 978-1-61570-799-7 | Lexile: 650 | GRL: M | English 

Dream Series – The Highest Stand:
From the Dream Series


  • Engages students with athletes of diverse cultures who serve as role models to inspire readers to achieve their own goals
  • Inspires readers with real-life dilemmas and issues that many young people face today
  • Motivates students to respond positively to adversity

Key features:

  • Chapter discussion questions to support social emotional learning
  • Writing activities that challenge students to create essays in various writing modes

A whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

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