Annotations for Queen of the Track : Alice Coachman: Olympic High-Jump Champion


Baker & Taylor
An inspiring story follows Alice Coachman from rural Georgia--where she experienced adversity both as a woman and as a black athlete--to the 1948 Olympics, where she made history as the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal.

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Boyd Brew
At the 1948 Olympics in London, members of the U.S. Women's Track and Field team went down to defeat one by one. Any hope of winning rested on Alice Coachman. Thousands of spectators stayed late for the high-jump event and witnessed history as she became the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. In time for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, this book follows Coachman on her journey from rural Georgia, where she overcame adversity both as a woman and as a black athlete, to her triumph in Wembly Stadium.


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