Fast girls : [large print] a novel of the 1936 women's olympic team / Elise Hooper.

By: Hooper, Elise
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020] ©2020Description: 614 p. (large print) ; 23 cmISBN: 9780063000070Report number: BR-Fall 20Subject(s): Women Olympic athletes -- Fiction | African American women Olympic athletes -- FictionGenre/Form: Biographical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Sports fiction. | Large type books.Summary: In the 1928 Olympics, Chicago's Betty Robinson competes as a member of the first-ever women's delegation in track and field. Destined for further glory, she returns home feted as America's Golden Girl until a nearly-fatal airplane crash threatens to end everything. Outside of Boston, Louise Stokes, one of the few black girls in her town, sees competing as an opportunity to overcome the limitations placed on her. Eager to prove that she has what it takes to be a champion, she risks everything to join the Olympic team.
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In the 1928 Olympics, Chicago's Betty Robinson competes as a member of the first-ever women's delegation in track and field. Destined for further glory, she returns home feted as America's Golden Girl until a nearly-fatal airplane crash threatens to end everything. Outside of Boston, Louise Stokes, one of the few black girls in her town, sees competing as an opportunity to overcome the limitations placed on her. Eager to prove that she has what it takes to be a champion, she risks everything to join the Olympic team.

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