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Bartali's Bicycle: The True Story of Gino Bartali Italy's Secret Hero



by
Megan Hoyt

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Quill Tree
ISBN
9780062908117
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The inspiring, true story of Gino Bartali—beloved award-winning Italian cyclist, humble man, and secret champion in the fight for human rights during WWII and the Holocaust.

Gino Bartali cycled across Italy, winning one race after another. And when he won the 1938 Tour de France, Gino became an international sports hero. But everything changed the following year when World War II broke out.

Soldiers marched into Italy. Tanks rolled down the cobbled streets of Florence. And powerful leaders declared that Jewish people should be arrested.

To the entire world, Gino Bartali was just a champion cyclist. But Gino was keeping his greatest achievement hidden. Only upon his death was the truth uncovered—that he secretly worked with the Italian resistance to save more than eight hundred men, women, and children from certain death, using the one thing no authority would ever question—his bicycle.Time line. Letter from Lisa Bartali, Gino Bartali’s granddaughter. Author’s note. Sources. Full-color illustrations created with pencil and digital color. 

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Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Dewey

B

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Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Gino Bartali (1914–2000), Italy, Italian cyclists, Bicycling, Biography, Tour de France, World War II (1939–1945), Rescue of Jews, Underground movements, Jewish Holocaust (1941–1945), History of Italy, 1914–1945

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