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The girl who ran : Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon / written by Frances Poletti & Kristina Yee ; illustrated by Susanna Chapman.

Poletti, Frances, (author.). Gibb, Roberta Louise, 1942- (athlete.). Yee, Kristina, (author.). Chapman, Susanna, (illustrator.). Boston Marathon. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 7 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria jB GIB (Text) 37521530856873 AMPL Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola JB GIBB (Text) 33118000181334 Children: Biography Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg J BIO GIBB (Text) 32826014136089 J New Books Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood JBIO GIBB (Text) 36626103852000 JUV Biographies Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville EASY 921 GIB (Text) 37323005302826 EASY_921 Available -
South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley J 921 GIBB BOBBI (Text) 30402004708113 JUVENILE NONFICTION Available -
Tyson Library - Versailles J 921 GIB (Text) 31070500461146 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781943200474
  • ISBN: 1943200475
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle, Washington : Compendium, Inc., [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes two fold out pages.
Summary, etc.:
"She said she would do it, she wasn't a liar; she'd show them by running like the wind in the fire." When Bobbi Gibb saw the Boston Marathon her mind was set-she had to be a part of it. She trained hard, journeying across America to run on all kinds of terrain. But when the time came to apply for the marathon, she was refused entry. They told her girls don't run, girls can't run. That didn't stop Bobbi. This picture book tells the true story of how she broke the rules in 1966 and how, one step at a time, her grit and determination changed the world.
Target Audience Note:
Age 6-7
Grade 1-2
600L Lexile
Decoding demand: 76 (high) Semantic demand: 84 (very high) Syntactic demand: 87 (very high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Marathon running.
Women athletes.
Women track and field athletes > United States.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists.

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