Queen of the Track

Written by Heather Lang and Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

When Alice Coachman was a girl, most white people wouldn't even shake her hand. Yet when the King of England placed an Olympic medal around her neck, he extended his hand to Alice in congratulations. Standing on a podium in London's Wembley Stadium, Alice was a long way from the fields of Georgia where she ran barefoot as a child. With a record-breaking leap, she had become the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal.

Age Range 5 - 9 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
40
Publisher
Boyds Mills Press
Grade Level K - 4th
ISBN
9780545591911
Lexile 790L
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