Ice Breaker : How Mabel Fairbanks Changed Figure Skating
by Rose Vina and Claire Almon


Overview -
In the 1930s, only white figure skaters were allowed in public ice rinks and to compete for gold medals, but Mabel Fairbanks wouldn't let that stop her. With skates two sizes too big and a heart full of dreams, Mabel beat the odds and broke down color barriers through sheer determination and athletic skill. Mabel became the first African-American woman to be inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

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Overview
In the 1930s, only white figure skaters were allowed in public ice rinks and to compete for gold medals, but Mabel Fairbanks wouldn't let that stop her. With skates two sizes too big and a heart full of dreams, Mabel beat the odds and broke down color barriers through sheer determination and athletic skill. Mabel became the first African-American woman to be inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780807534960
  • ISBN-10: 080753496X
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
  • Publish Date: October 2019
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds

Series: She Made History

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation - Ice Skating
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - African-American

 
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