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Queen of the track : Alice Coachman, Olympic high-jump champion

Author: Heather Lang; Floyd Cooper
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of Alice Coachman, an athlete from rural Georgia who made history in 1948 as the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Alice Coachman; Alice Coachman; Alice Coachman
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Lang; Floyd Cooper
ISBN: 9781590788509 1590788508
OCLC Number: 756597289
Target Audience: Ages 5 and up.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Heather Lang ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.

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This inspiring story follows Alice Coachman from rural Georgia, where she overcame adversity both as a woman and as a black athlete, to the 1948 Olympics where, after enduring two canceled Olympic  Read more...

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"Lang brings her subject's early years to life through small details. . . . Cooper's pastels keep to a brown, grainy palette, recalling the Georgia dirt on which the track star ran as a child." Read more...

 
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