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Marvelous Mabel: Figure Skating Superstar



by
Crystal Hubbard
illustrated by
Alleanna Harris

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Lee & Low Books
Imprint
Lee & Low
ISBN
9781620149560
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
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After watching ice skaters glide and spin at a rink in Central Park, Mabel Fairbanks was determined to learn to skate. But in the 1930s, many places didn’t allow Black skaterson the ice, so Mabel practiced on a homemade rink in her bedroom! There she learned how to perform sharp turns and whizzing spins of her own creation.

It wasn’t long before Mabel needed more room to practice skating, and she returned to one of the rinks that denied her entrance. This time she refused to take no for ananswer. She knew that if they just let her on the ice, she would be the most marvelous skater anyone had ever seen. And she was right, as her trailblazing talent continues to influence the sport today.

Written and illustrated with warmth and spirit, this is the true story of how Mabel Fairbanks’s determination and grit led her to become America’s first black skating superstar.

Afterword. Selected bibliography. Full-color illustrations were rendered
digitally.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

10" x 8"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2023

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Picture Book, Sports

Topics

Mabel Fairbanks (1916–2001). History of US Figure Skating. African American figure skaters. Figure skating coaches. Discrimination in sports. 

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