Girl Running – Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon
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.
Kirkus starred review, 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection.
About Annette Bay Pimentel (Spokane, Washington Author)
Annette Bay Pimentel grew up in Utah, California, Washington, and Illinois. She received degrees in English literature from Berkeley and Brandeis. She, her husband, and her six children have lived throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Africa, but she finally threw away her packing boxes and settled in Moscow, Idaho.
Annette writes nonfiction picture books about people from the margins of history who helped shape the world we live in. She loves to do research and is inspired by brave, resilient men, women, girls, and boys.
Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook up the National Park Service won the 2017 Carter G. Woodson Award from the National Council of Social Studies. Girl Running is a Junior Library Guild Selection and earned a starred review from Kirkus.