Bessie Stringfield : tales of the talented tenth

by Gill, Joel Christian,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 13 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Teen Graphic Non-Fiction GV1060.2.S87 G45 2016
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Teen Graphic Non-Fiction
 
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CLP - Beechview Teen Graphic Non-Fiction GV1060.2.S87 G45 2016
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Collection  Teen Graphic Non-Fiction
 
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CLP - Brookline Teen Graphic Non-Fiction GV1060.2.S87 G45 2016
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Collection  Teen Graphic Non-Fiction
 
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CLP - Carrick Teen Graphic Non-Fiction GV1060.2.S87 G45 2016
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Collection  Teen Graphic Non-Fiction
 
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CLP - Homewood Teen Graphic Non-Fiction GV1060.2.S87 G45 2016
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CLP - Lawrenceville Teen Non-Fiction GV1060.2.S87 G45 2016
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Collection  Teen Non-Fiction
 
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Graphic Non-Fiction GV1060.2.S87 G45 2016
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CLP - Mt. Washington Teen Graphic Non-Fiction GV1060.2.S87 G45 2016
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CLP - Sheraden Teen Graphic Non-Fiction GV1060.2.S87 G45 2016
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CLP - South Side Teen Graphic Non-Fiction GV1060.2.S87 G45 2016
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Graphic Non-Ficion GV1060.2.S87 G45 2016
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CLP - Woods Run Teen Graphic Non-Fiction GV1060.2.S87 G45 2016
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Western Allegheny Community Library Teen Graphic Novel YAGN GILL
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Summary
Winner:
Kirkus Reviews, Best Historical Teen Book of 2016

Imagine a five-foot-two-inch-tall woman riding a Harley eight times across the continental United States. Now imagine she is black and is journeying across the country in the pre-Civil Rights era of the 1930s and '40s. That is the amazing true story of Bessie Stringfield, the woman known today as The Motorcycle Queen of Miami and the first black woman to be inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame and the Harley Davidson Hall of Fame. Stringfield was a pioneer in motorcycling during her lifetime; she rode as a civilian courier for the US military and founded the Iron Horse Motorcycle Club in Miami, all while confronting and overcoming Jim Crow in every ride.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The second volume of Gill's history series about little-known heroes of black history has its occasional hammy moments. But these are quibbles only; this quick-paced biography of Bessie Stringfield, the so-called "Motorcycle Queen of Miami," is a pocketful of cheerful, hard-fought optimism. Abandoned by her father as a child and raised by nuns, Stringfield became obsessed with motorcycles at an early age. Bucking the odds against a black woman, she crisscrossed the country eight times in the pre-WWI years, just for the adventure. Stringfield, narrating the story from old age, describes everything as a gas, even outrunning the KKK. Later on, she turns to circus stunt work, billed as the "Negro Motorcycle Queen," and joins the army during WWII as a courier. Some of Gill's more imaginative flairs, like representing Jim Crow laws as actual crows, don't quite work. But the whipcrack speed of the narrative and Stringfield's no-nonsense bravery are still a bracing tonic. (Oct.) ? © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Gill, Joel Christian. Tales of the talented tenth ; no. 2.
Subjects Stringfield, Bessie, -- 1911-1993 -- Juvenile literature.
Stringfield, Bessie, -- 1911-1993 -- Cartoons and comics.
United States. -- Army -- Civilian employees -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
United States. -- Army -- Cartoons and comics.
Women motorcyclists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Motorcyclists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Messengers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women motorcyclists -- Cartoons and comics.
Motorcyclists -- Cartoons and comics.
African American women -- Biography -- Cartoons and comics.
African Americans -- Biography -- Cartoons and comics.
Cartoons and comics.
United States -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Description and travel -- Cartoons and comics.
Biographical comics.
Historical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Golden, CO :2016
Language English
Notes "Black history in action"--Cover.
"True adventures of amazing African Americans"--Cover.
"The amazing true story of the woman who became The Motorcycle Queen of Miami!"--Cover.
Description 122 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-121).
ISBN 9781938486944
1938486943
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