Ice Breaker: How Mabel Fairbanks Changed Figure Skating

Ice Breaker: How Mabel Fairbanks Changed Figure Skating


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In the 1930s, only white figure skaters were allowed in public ice rinks and to compete for gold medals, but Mabel Fairbanks wouldn't let that stop her. With skates two sizes too big and a heart full of dreams, Mabel beat the odds and broke down color barriers through sheer determination and athletic skill. Mabel became the first African-American woman to be inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807534960
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Series: She Made History
Edition description: None
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 622,251
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Rose Viña is a Cuban-American writer originally from California. She is an MFA graduate from Lesley University with a focus in Writing for Young People. Rose was a competitive figure skater for more than 20 years and skated with Disney On Ice and Holiday On Ice. Currently, Rose is the head figure skating coach in Sweden.

Claire Almon is an illustrator who also works in character design in animation. She lives in Georgia, where she loves dancing, napping, and being an aunt to her six nieces.

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