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Fascinating lives lead to new books to inspire young readers [Clarksville]

Fascinating lives lead to new books to inspire young readers [Clarksville]

Our Clarksville community is home to some fascinating folks who have chosen to share their expertise by writing books for children.

Local athlete Tatyana McFadden has been in the news recently for winning the women’s wheelchair race at the 2018 Boston Marathon. McFadden won her fifth title in six years despite blustery winds, persistent rain and unseasonably cold temperatures. Not only did she triumph over the weather conditions, she also overcame health issues, battling back after missing last year’s race due to multiple blood clots.

McFadden was born in Russia with spina bifida and spent her early years in a St. Petersburg orphanage. She chronicles her...

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