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Fast girls : a novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic team / Elise Hooper.

Hooper, Elise, (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

2 current holds with 5 total copies.

Summary:

"In the 1928 Olympics, Chicago's Betty Robinson competes as a member of the first-ever women's delegation in track and field. Destined for further glory, she returns home feted as America's Golden Girl until a nearly-fatal airplane crash threatens to end everything. Outside of Boston, Louise Stokes, one of the few black girls in her town, sees competing as an opportunity to overcome the limitations placed on her. Eager to prove that she has what it takes to be a champion, she risks everything to join the Olympic team. From Missouri, Helen Stephens, awkward, tomboyish, and poor, is considered an outcast by her schoolmates, but she dreams of escaping the hardships of her farm life through athletic success. Her aspirations appear impossible until a chance encounter changes her life. These three athletes will join with others to defy society's expectations of what women can achieve. As tensions bring the United States and Europe closer and closer to the brink of war, Betty, Louise, and Helen must fight for the chance to compete as the fastest women in the world amidst the pomp and pageantry of the Nazi-sponsored 1936 Olympics in Berlin." -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hermiston Public Library FIC HOOP (Text) 37838000516450 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/24/2020 Available -
Ione Public Library 813 HOO (Text) 37843000085175 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/16/2020 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview FIC HOOPER (Text) 37620000950909 New Adult Book System_Only_3months 08/19/2020 Available -
Ontario Community Library HOOPER, Elise (Text) 33330004531721 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 07/30/2020 In process -
The Dalles Wasco County Library HOOPE (Text) 33892006605860 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 07/10/2020 Checked out 10/13/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062937995
  • Physical Description: 486 pages, 13 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"P.S. insights, interviews & more"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 12-13 in extras).
Summary, etc.:
"In the 1928 Olympics, Chicago's Betty Robinson competes as a member of the first-ever women's delegation in track and field. Destined for further glory, she returns home feted as America's Golden Girl until a nearly-fatal airplane crash threatens to end everything. Outside of Boston, Louise Stokes, one of the few black girls in her town, sees competing as an opportunity to overcome the limitations placed on her. Eager to prove that she has what it takes to be a champion, she risks everything to join the Olympic team. From Missouri, Helen Stephens, awkward, tomboyish, and poor, is considered an outcast by her schoolmates, but she dreams of escaping the hardships of her farm life through athletic success. Her aspirations appear impossible until a chance encounter changes her life. These three athletes will join with others to defy society's expectations of what women can achieve. As tensions bring the United States and Europe closer and closer to the brink of war, Betty, Louise, and Helen must fight for the chance to compete as the fastest women in the world amidst the pomp and pageantry of the Nazi-sponsored 1936 Olympics in Berlin." -- from back cover.
Subject: Robinson, Betty, 1911-1999 > Fiction.
Stephens, Helen, 1918-1994 > Fiction.
Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany) > Fiction.
Women Olympic athletes > Fiction.
African American women Olympic athletes > Fiction.
Women track and field athletes > Fiction.
African American women track and field athletes > Fiction.
Women athletes > United States > Fiction.
African American women athletes > Fiction.
Ambition > Fiction.
Germany > History > 1933-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Sports fiction.
Novels.

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