The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby

Written by Crystal Hubbard and Illustrated by Robert McGuire

This book tells the true story of Jimmy Winkfield, the last black jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. Born into an African American sharecopping family in the 1880's, Jimmy loved horses. The power and strength of horses encouraged Jimmy to think big and go for his dreams.

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Age Range 6 - 9 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
40
Publisher
Lee & Low
Grade Level 1st - 4th
ISBN
9781600608919
Lexile AD970
Themes