Three remarkable young women from diverse backgrounds beat all the odds to compete as the first female track athletes in the 1928 Olympics. In this fictional account, Karissa Vacker voices the experience of Chicagoan Betty Robinson, who is savvy and determined despite her beauty and family wealth. In stark contrast is Louise Stokes, a Black teenager from Boston; Kristyl Dawn Tift portrays her kindness despite the racial discrimination she encounters. Reba Buhr narrates the story of Helen Stephens, an awkward girl from Missouri whose natural athleticism has made her an outcast until she becomes an Olympic runner. Kaleo Griffith gives dimension to the chapters about male coaches and athletes. All four capable narrators add vigor and credibility to the sometimes stilted dialogue, creating an enjoyable listening experience. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2020]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780063016613 $26.99
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