Age is Just a Number

Author: Dara Torres with Elizabeth Well  

Publisher: Broadway Books

Publication Date: 2009

Genre: Biography

Audience: Young Adult

Overview: Dara Torres is an Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer for the US Swim Team. She became extremely popular in the 2009 Olympics as she launched her Olympic comeback at the age of 41 after being retired for eight years and having a child two years ago. This is an inspirational and motivational memoir about her life, staying fit, aging gracefully, and learning that you are never too old pursue your dreams.

Activity: After reading this book, have the students write a paragraph about a dream or goal they have for their future. 

Reviewer’s Name: Corri Deegan