The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon

By: Frances Poletti

Kristina Yee

Illustrator: Susanna Chapman

When Bobbi Gibb saw the Boston Marathon her mind was set—she had to be part of it. This picture book tells the true story of how she broke the rules in 1966, and through grit and determination, changed the world. Further information about Bobbi Gibb. Time line. Full-color illustrations rendered in soy inks.

ISBN: 9781943200474

JLG Release: Oct 2017


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Topics: Bobbi Gibb (1942– ) , Boston, Massachusetts , Sports , Recreation , Running , Female runners , Boston Marathon , Social activists , Family life , Female athletes

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Awards & Honors

2018 Amelia Bloomer List: Early Readers, Nonfiction

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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Book Details

ISBN

9781943200474

First Release

October 2017

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

10 3/4" x 9"

Page Count

48

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.7; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 3.4; Points: 3;

Lexile

Level 600L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Compendium

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

Topics

Bobbi Gibb (1942– ), Boston, Massachusetts, Sports, Recreation, Running, Female runners, Boston Marathon, Social activists, Family life, Female athletes,

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