Top positive review
This book moved me to tears. SO GOOD.
Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2019
This book tells the story of Bobbi Gibb and the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. The officials wouldn't let her register, and so she decided to run unofficially to prove that women were indeed physiologically capable of running 26.2 miles. In today's world, such ignorance seems preposterous, but this just shows how far we've come.
I was moved to tears by Ms. Pimentel's text that captured Bobbi's love for running, and her determination to prove that women can do more than people care to believe. And Ms. Archer's illustrations added to the beauty of the story as well as the emotion. I highly recommend this book to anyone, but especially for those wanting to learn about women's struggle to be seen, heard, and understood.