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Fast girls : a novel of the 1936 women's Olympic team

Hooper, Elise (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

2 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library LARGE PRINT HOO (Text) 33500013295829 New Available -
Fertile Public Library LARGE PRINT HOO (Text) 33500013295837 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library lp HOO (Text) 35500006294837 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0063000075
  • ISBN: 9780063000070
  • Physical Description: 614 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First Harper Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: This novel explores the real life history of female athletes, members of the first integrated women's Olympic team, and their journeys to the 1936 summer games in Berlin, Nazi Germany. It is a chronicle of three athletes who defied society's expectations of what women could achieve.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    *Starred Review* Hooper (The Other Alcott, 2017) celebrates three unheralded female athletes in a tale spanning three Olympiads: 1928 Amsterdam, when the first women's delegation competed in track and field; 1932 Los Angeles, when runners of color were unjustly left out of competition; and 1936 Berlin, when Jesse Owens outshone all other American athletes. Betty Robinson, Louise Stokes, and Helen Stephens have different backgrounds and challenges but a shared talent: running like the wind. Betty is a classic golden girl and the first female gold-medal winner in track and field, but is nearly killed in a plane crash just weeks before the 1932 games. Louise is the oldest daughter in a poor black family, leaving school to help support her younger siblings. Helen is an awkward farm girl with few prospects until a local track coach sees her potential. Each makes her own way to excellence, making history along the way. Social commentary is provided by fictitious news articles written with period-typical condescending awe that these women could accomplish these feats. For fans of Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat (2015), historical fiction about real people, and stories about little-known female heroes breaking through barriers.Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020 Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany) Fiction
Women Olympic athletes Fiction
African American women Olympic athletes Fiction
Genre: Sports fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Topic Heading: Large type books.
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