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Unbeatable Betty: Betty Robinson, the First Female Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist

Unbeatable Betty: Betty Robinson, the First Female Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist

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Series: Biographical, Picture Book Bios
Genres: Juvenile Nonfiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 5-8, Ages 8-12
ASIN: 0062896075
ISBN: 9780062896070

Unbeatable Betty: Betty Robinson, the First Female Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist: An inspiring picture book biography of the first woman to win a gold medal in track and field.

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Unbeatable Betty: Betty Robinson, the First Female Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist

At only sixteen years old, Betty Robinson 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.

With Joanie Stone’s colorful illustrations and Allison Crotzer Kimmel’s inspirational text, this biography is a reminder of how it takes more than sheer talent to be a champion; an unbeatable spirit of determination and hard work is also needed.

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"This powerful volume provides a specific but inspiring tale of athletics, feminism, resilience, and teamwork. This vivid portrait is sure to encourage young readers and listeners to pursue their dreams." —Kirkus
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