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Queen of the Track : Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion
by Heather Lang and Floyd Cooper

Overview - At the 1948 Olympics in London, members of the U.S. Women\u2019s Track and Field team went down to defeat one by one. Any hope of winning rested on Alice Coachman. Thousands of spectators stayed late for the high-jump event and witnessed history as she became the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal.  Read more...

 
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Overview
At the 1948 Olympics in London, members of the U.S. Women\u2019s Track and Field team went down to defeat one by one. Any hope of winning rested on Alice Coachman. Thousands of spectators stayed late for the high-jump event and witnessed history as she became the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. In time for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, this book follows Coachman on her journey from rural Georgia, where she overcame adversity both as a woman and as a black athlete, to her triumph in Wembly Stadium.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590788509
  • ISBN-10: 1590788508
  • Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
  • Publish Date: March 2012
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Women
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage

 
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