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Kristi Yamaguchi

Biography

Kristi Yamaguchi

Following her figure skating victories at the 1992 Winter Olympics and World Championships, Kristi skated professionally for more than a decade. This past year, Kristi Yamaguchi's "Friends and Family" TV special aired on NBC for the fourth straight year and she was a winner of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Kristi Yamaguchi

Books by Kristi Yamaguchi

by Karen Chen and Kristi Yamaguchi - Biography, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, Sports

At 17 years old, Karen Chen has already achieved what some girls only dream of --- and yet it’s only the beginning for this incredibly talented athlete. The daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Karen began to skate at just five years old. Ten years later, she broke out at the 2015 US Championships with a bronze medal. In 2017, Karen became the US National Champion, winning gold in two programs and receiving the highest score ever recorded for the short program at the US National level. Now for the first time, Karen shares the story of how she got where she is today --- and where she’s going next. Karen has already overcome astounding obstacles, and her grit, determination, and positive attitude have made her future truly limitless.

Written by Kristi Yamaguchi with illustrations by John Lee. - Animals , Children's 4-8, Fiction, Friendship, Performing Arts

Cara the Cat is struggling with picking the perfect song for her new ice-skating routine. But when a friend in need turns up at the rink, Cara drops everything to lend a helping hand. All she asks is that he pay it forward! Before long, Cara's kindness is passed all around...and might even make its way back home!