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The Resource Fast girls : a novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic team, Elise Hooper

Fast girls : a novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic team, Elise Hooper

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Fast girls : a novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic team
Title
Fast girls
Title remainder
a novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic team
Statement of responsibility
Elise Hooper
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. 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"--
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Hooper, Elise
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Robinson, Betty
  • Stephens, Helen
  • Olympic Games
  • Women Olympic athletes
  • African American women Olympic athletes
  • Women track and field athletes
  • African American women track and field athletes
  • Women athletes
  • African American women athletes
  • Ambition
  • Germany
Target audience
general
Label
Fast girls : a novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic team, Elise Hooper
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"P.S. insights, interviews & more"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 12-13 in extras)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
486, 13 pages
Isbn
9780062937995
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1143829116
Label
Fast girls : a novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic team, Elise Hooper
Publication
Note
"P.S. insights, interviews & more"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 12-13 in extras)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
486, 13 pages
Isbn
9780062937995
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1143829116

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