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Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion

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At the 1948 Olympics in London, members of the U.S. Women's Track and Field team went down to defeat one by one. Any hope of winning rested on Alice Coachman. Thousands of spectators stayed late for the high-jump event and witnessed history as she became the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal.

This book follows Coachman on her journey from rural Georgia, where she overcame adversity both as a woman and as a black athlete, to her triumph in Wembly Stadium.

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"Lang's descriptive text and Cooper's signature sepia-tone oil illustrations offer a rich, deep depiction of Coachman's determination to overcome obstacles." -- Booklist

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Heather Lang
Illustrator Floyd Cooper
ISBN 1590788508
Publication Date Mar 1, 2012
Publisher Boyds Mills Press
Language English