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Girl running : Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon / Annette Bay Pimentel ; illustrated by Micha Archer.

Pimentel, Annette Bay, (author.). Archer, Micha, (illustrator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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Covington Branch J B G437pi (Text) 33126022802064 JBiography Available -
Erlanger Branch J B G437pi (Text) 33126022802072 JBiography Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch J B G437pi (Text) 33126022802080 JBiography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101996683
  • ISBN: 1101996684
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
Because Bobbi Gibb is a girl, she's not allowed to run on her school's track team. But after school, no one can stop her--and she's free to run endless miles to her heart's content. She is told no yet again when she tries to enter the Boston Marathon in 1966, because the officials claim that it's a man's race and that women are just not capable of running such a long distance. So what does Bobbi do? She bravely sets out to prove the naysayers wrong and show the world just what a girl can do.
Target Audience Note:
Age 5-8.
K to Grade 3.
Subject: Gibb, Roberta Louise, 1942-
Boston Marathon.
Women runners > Massachusetts > Biography.

  • Baker & Taylor
    An uplifting account of the achievements of the first woman to run the Boston Marathon describes how as a girl, Bobbi Gibb was not allowed to participate in sports at school and was subsequently barred from the 1966 Boston Marathon, compelling her to prove that women are just as capable as men. By the author of Mountain Chef. Simultaneous eBook.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Offers an illustrated telling of the story of Bobby Gibb and how her persistence led her to become the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon in 1966.
  • Penguin Putnam
    * "A bright salutation of a story, with one determined woman at its center."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    The inspiring story of the first female to run the Boston Marathon comes to life in stunningly vivid collage illustrations.

    Because Bobbi Gibb is a girl, she's not allowed to run on her school's track team. But after school, no one can stop her--and she's free to run endless miles to her heart's content. She is told no yet again when she tries to enter the Boston Marathon in 1966, because the officials claim that it's a man's race and that women are just not capable of running such a long distance. So what does Bobbi do? She bravely sets out to prove the naysayers wrong and show the world just what a girl can do.

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