Annotations for Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist


Baker & Taylor
Introduces the life of the African American bicycle racer who won the 1899 World Championship title.

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Baker & Taylor
Introduces the life of the African-American bicycle racer, Marshall "The Black Whirlwind" Taylor, who won the 1899 World Championship title at the age of twenty-one.

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Simon and Schuster
Marshall Taylor could ride his bike forward, backward, even perched on the handlebars. When his stunts landed him a job at the famous Indiana bike shop Hay and Willits, folks were amazed that a thirteen-year-old black boy in 1891 could be such a crackerjack cyclist.
How little Marshall Taylor -- through dedication, undeniable talent, and daring speed -- transformed himself into the extraordinary Major Taylor is chronicled in this inspiring biography. Here is the story of a kid who turned pro at the age of eighteen, went on to win the world championship title just three years later, and battled racism and the odds to become a true American hero.

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