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Title Fast girls : a novel of the 1936 women's Olympic team / Elise Hooper.
Author Hooper, Elise, author.
Publication New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Copyright date ©2020
Edition First edition.
Description 486, 13 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Call # FIC HOOPER
Note Includes P.S.: insights, interviews & more...
Summary "In the 1928 Olympics, Chicago's Betty Robinson competed as a member of the first-ever women's delegation in track and field, and was feted as America's Golden Girl-- until a nearly-fatal airplane crash threatens to end everything. Outside of Boston, Louise Stokes, one of the few black girls in her town, sees competing as an opportunity to overcome the limitations placed on her, and risks everything to join the Olympic team. From Missouri, tomboyish Helen Stephens dreams of escaping the hardships of her farm life through athletic success. As United States and Europe edge closer to the brink of war, Betty, Louise, and Helen must fight for the chance to compete as the fastest women in the world amidst the pomp and pageantry of the Nazi-sponsored 1936 Olympics in Berlin."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany) -- Fiction.
Women Olympic athletes -- Fiction.
African American women Olympic athletes -- Fiction.
Olympic Games. (OCoLC)fst01408249
African American women Olympic athletes. (OCoLC)fst01985519
Women Olympic athletes. (OCoLC)fst01765098
Genre Biographical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726537
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
Sports fiction. (OCoLC)fst01941306
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Sports fiction.
ISBN 9780062937995 (paperback)
0062937995 (paperback)

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