Nomination: Queen of the Track

Lang, Heather.  Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman Olympic High-Jump Champion. Illus. by Floyd Cooper. 2012. 40p. Boyds Mills Press, $16.95. (978-1-5907-8850-9). Gr. K and Up. [kpr]

Even though Alice’s father told her to stop running and jumping (it wasn’t ladylike!), she didn’t listen.  It’s a good thing she didn’t because in 1948 she became the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal!

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