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The Resource Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team

Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team

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Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team
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Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team
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Elise Hooper
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Fast girls
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a novel of the 1936 womens Olympic team
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/* Starred Review */ Hooper (The Other Alcott, 2017) celebrates three unheralded female athletes in a tale spanning three Olympiads: 1928 Amsterdam, when the first women’s delegation competed in track and field; 1932 Los Angeles, when runners of color were unjustly left out of competition; and 1936 Berlin, when Jesse Owens outshone all other American athletes. Betty Robinson, Louise Stokes, and Helen Stephens have different backgrounds and challenges but a shared talent: running like the wind. Betty is a classic golden girl and the first female gold-medal winner in track and field, but is nearly killed in a plane crash just weeks before the 1932 games. Louise is the oldest daughter in a poor black family, leaving school to help support her younger siblings. Helen is an awkward farm girl with few prospects until a local track coach sees her potential. Each makes her own way to excellence, making history along the way. Social commentary is provided by fictitious news articles written with period-typical condescending awe that these women could accomplish these feats. For fans of Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat (2015), historical fiction about real people, and stories about little-known female heroes breaking through barriers.Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020 -- Alene Moroni (Reviewed 5/15/2020) (Booklist, vol 116, number 18, p32)
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Hooper, Elise
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  • Women Olympic athletes
  • Track and field athletes
  • Discrimination
  • Women track and field athletes
  • Sexism
  • Racism
  • Race relations in sports
  • Olympic athletes
  • Women Olympic medal winners
  • International competition
  • United States
  • Berlin, Germany
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a novel of the 1936 women's Olympic team
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Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team
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31478845
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9780062937995
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Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team
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31478845
Isbn
9780062937995

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