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Girl running : Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon

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

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
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 -

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

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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: Women runners Massachusetts Biography
Boston Marathon.
Gibb, Roberta Louise 1942-

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2017 December

    Gr 2–4—Bobbi Gibb found joy in running before it was an activity women were encouraged or even allowed to participate in. Faced with enormous obstacles (including having available running gear), Gibb went on to become the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon, blazing the trail for thousands of women to come. The story does justice to Gibb's dream, although additional contextual details may have helped foster a richer understanding. For example, there is no mention of the year during which the story takes place (1966) until the book's afterword. Gibb's age is also unclear. On the very first page she is an adolescent, but the work soon transitions into her running across the country and entering the Boston Marathon as an adult without clear indication that many years have passed. The lush collage-style illustrations are a highlight, specifically the clever mile marker and elevation indicators which stretch across the pages as Gibb runs the race. The closing image nicely incorporates the names of other female marathoners as a tribute. VERDICT An inspiring addition to picture book biography collections.—Alyssa Annico, Youngstown State University, OH

    Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.
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