The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Women to Run the Boston Marathon

The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Women to Run the Boston Marathon


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"“She said she would do it, she wasn’t a liar; she’d show them by running like the wind in the fire.” When Bobbi Gibb saw the Boston Marathon her mind was set—she had to be a part of it. She trained hard, journeying across America to run on all kinds of terrain. But when the time came to apply for the marathon, she was refused entry. They told her girls don’t run, girls can’t run. That didn’t stop Bobbi.

This picture book tells the true story of how she broke the rules in 1966 and how, one step at a time, her grit and determination changed the world. Created in collaboration with Bobbi Gibb and the perfect gift for would-be runners, kids of all ages, and everyone out there with a love of sport."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943200474
Publisher: Compendium, Incorporated, Publishing & Communications
Publication date: 06/15/2017
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 412,242
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 10 Years

About the Author

Frances Poletti and Kristina Yee are the authors of Miss Todd and Her Wonderful Flying Machine, as well as the co-writers of the Student Academy® Award-winning short film Miss Todd, on which the book is based. They collaborate across the Irish Sea, with Frances in London and Kristina in Dublin. They both love writing, cups of tea, and above all, a good story.

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