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I must admit, I never heard of Betty Robinson prior to reading this wonderful book written by Tracy Blom and illustrated by FxandColor Studio, but I am so glad I know now!
Before Flo-Jo, Jackie Joyner-Kersey, Evelyn Ashford, and other great Olympians was Betty Robinson! She paved the way. During a time when it was believed girls could NOT run, she not only ran, she broke records. Not even a plane wreck could keep this Olympian off the track.
This book will challenge not only little girls but also boys to reach for gold in everything they do. Betty is proof that just because it hasn't been done, doesn't mean it can't be. What I love most, is that Betty was trying to become a Gold Medalist, she was simply doing what she did! Her gift made room for her. This is such a powerful lesson for children today who haven't yet discovered their purpose or passion in life.
I loved this book so much! :) I had never heard of Betty Robinson before, and I love learning about history! Such an amazing and inspirational story of her winning at the Olympics, during a time when girls did not usually run, or have many rights. This girl was only 16 years old, and trained with men, after her talent of running fast, was discovered! Kids, especially girls, will be inspired by Betty! I am inspired as an adult! :) She even came back to compete again, after a terrible plane crash, that injured her legs. Loved the lyrical text, and illustrations for this awesome true story! :) Girl power! <3
I read this book to my 6 year old daughter and we both really enjoyed it. It was a wonderfully wrirren story about the first woman to bring home an Olympic gold medal, who later finds herself in a tragic incapacitating accident, but sets her mind to be great, yet again! A very powerful message that with a little hard work, anything is achievable, for young girls!
This book is a wonderful example of what it takes to succeed and reach your goals. Even when things seem doom and gloom, if you believe in yourself then you can accomplish anything regardless whether others believe you can't. This is a very inspiring story and one to be shared amongst all kids, to BELIEVE Great story and the illustrations were wonderful
This is a wonderful informational story about Betty Robinson, the first female to take home an Olympic gold medal in track and field. Readers will enjoy this beautifully illustrated story told through rhyming verse. Blom's telling of this historical female will be sure to inspire readers!