Nomination: Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

Malaspina, Ann.  Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper.  Illus. by Eric Velasquez.  2011.  32 p.  Albert Whitman & Co., $16.99 (978-0-8075-8035-6).  PreK-Gr. 2.  [kpr]

Alice Coachman overcame sexism and racism by teaching herself to high jump and becoming the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal.

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