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Girl Running

Written by Annette Bay Pimentel & illustrated by Micha Archer
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  • “A bright salutation of a story, with one determined woman at its center.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The inspiring story of the first female to run the Boston Marathon comes to life in stunningly vivid collage illustrations.

Because Bobbi Gibb is a girl, she’s not allowed to run on her school’s track team. But after school, no one can stop her—and she’s free to run endless miles to her heart’s content. She is told no yet again when she tries to enter the Boston Marathon in 1966, because the officials claim that it’s a man’s race and that women are just not capable of running such a long distance. So what does Bobbi do? She bravely sets out to prove the naysayers wrong and show the world just what a girl can do.

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Who Wrote Girl Running

Annette Bay Pimentel

Annette Bay Pimentel’s articles for children have appeared in Appleseeds and Highlights for Children.

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Who Illustrated Girl Running

Micha Archer

Micha Archer is an illustrator and now an author/illustrator of two books. She worked as a Kindergarten teacher for many years where she integrated art in her classroom daily. She loved using books as teaching tools in her classroom. She has two grown children and lives with her husband in Western Massachusetts. She climbs her favorite mountain behind her house all the time and loves being in her garden and orchard whenever she is not in her studio. She lived in India as a child and travels yearly to Costa Rica for several months. She speaks Spanish fluently.

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February 6, 2018
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