Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon
Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon
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Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon

Written by Annette Bay Pimentel & illustrated by Micha Archer
Published by Penguin Random House
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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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Book Details

ISBN
9781101996683
Publication Date
February 6, 2018
Page Count
32
Words Per Page
32
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
5 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2016044881
ASIN/ISBN 10
1101996684
Lexile® Level
AD580L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~O
ATOS® Book Level
3.7
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
193666
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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