Fast Girls

Fast Girls

A Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team

Book - 2020
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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. From Missouri, Helen Stephens, awkward, tomboyish, and poor, is considered an outcast by her schoolmates, but she dreams of escaping the hardships of her farm life through athletic success. Her aspirations appear impossible until a chance encounter changes her life. These three athletes will join with others to defy society's expectations of what women can achieve. As tensions bring the United States and Europe closer and closer to the brink of war, Betty, Louise, and Helen must fight for the chance to compete as the fastest women in the world amidst the pomp and pageantry of the Nazi-sponsored 1936 Olympics in Berlin. "--Amazon.
Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2020]
Edition: First edition
Description: 486, 13 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780062937995
0062937995
Branch Call Number: Hoop
Additional Contributors: Hooper, Elise, Fast girls

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