The Iditarod, the race of 1150 miles which began on March 5, is now nearing its end.
The race is the subject of many books in our collection including these:
Blake, Robert J. Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod. [JP BLA]
Freedman, Lew. Father of the Idatarod: The Joe Redington Story. [B RED]
Riddles, Libby. Race across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story. [798 RID]
Scdoris, Rachael. No End in Sight: My Life as a Blind Iditarod Racer. [YA B SCD]
Seibert, Patricia. Mush!: Across Alaska in the Longest Sled-Dog Race. [JP SEI]
Standiford, Natalie. The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto. [E STA]
If you're a teacher, you may be interested in the blog "written" by a sled dog by the name of Zuma. Zuma's blog is appropriately called, Zuma's Paw Prints. It may be too late to involve your students in this year's race, but please make a note of it for next year. There is a sled-load of curriculum tie-ins!
If you'd like to consider making a run, the first thing you'll need is a sled dog team. Look for Jim Welch's The Speed Mushing Manual: How to Train Racing Sled Dogs [798.8 WEL].