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Unbeatable Betty : the first female Olympic track & field gold medalist

Author: Allison Crotzer Kimmel; Joanie Stone
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Primary school : English : First edition
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A picture-book biography of Betty Robinson, who "at only sixteen years old ... became the first female gold medalist in track and field in the 1928 Olympics and an overnight sensation. She was set for gold again and had her eyes on the 1932 Olympics. Her plans changed forever when a horrible plane crash left her in a wheelchair, with one leg shorter than the other. But Betty didn't let that stop her. In less than  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Betty Robinson; Betty Robinson; Betty Robinson
Material Type: Biography, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allison Crotzer Kimmel; Joanie Stone
ISBN: 9780062896070 0062896075
OCLC Number: 1158473041
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm
Responsibility: by Allison Crotzer Kimmel ; illustrated by Joanie Stone.

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A picture-book biography of Betty Robinson, who "at only sixteen years old ... became the first female gold medalist in track and field in the 1928 Olympics and an overnight sensation. She was set for gold again and had her eyes on the 1932 Olympics. Her plans changed forever when a horrible plane crash left her in a wheelchair, with one leg shorter than the other. But Betty didn't let that stop her. In less than five years, she relearned how to stand, to walk, and finally to run again and try to taste gold once more in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin"--Publisher marketing.

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