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Roberta Gibb

by Calkhoven, Laurie,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Biography BIO J GIB
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  BIO J GIB
Hampton Community Library Beginning Reader BEG. READER E GIBB
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Beginning Reader
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J E 796.425 CALKHOVEN
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J E 796.425 CALKHOVEN
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 92 GIBB Roberta
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  Juv 92 GIBB Roberta
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Step Up j STEP-UP 92 GIBB
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Step Up
Call Number  j STEP-UP 92 GIBB
Whitehall Public Library Easy Nonfiction ENF 92 Gibb Roberta
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Easy Nonfiction
Call Number  ENF 92 Gibb Roberta
Get to know the first woman to ever run in the Boston Marathon in this fascinating nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series of biographies about people "you should meet!"

Meet Roberta Gibb. In 1966, Roberta was the first woman ever to run in the Boston Marathon. When Roberta applied for the event she received a letter saying women were not physically able to run marathons and therefore her request was denied. Roberta decided to run anyway, and told her mom, "This is really going to change things for women." She disguised her appearance with a blue hooded sweatshirt pulled up over her head and her brother's Bermuda shorts. Instead of being ridiculed, when the men running realized she was a woman, they cheered her on as she became the first woman to ever complete the Boston marathon!

A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus exercise and nutrition tips for kids. With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so much fun!
Additional Information
Series You should meet.
Subjects Gibb, Roberta Louise, -- 1942-
Boston Marathon -- History.
Women runners -- Massachusetts -- Biography.
Women runners.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition Simon Spotlight edition.
Contributors Dong, Monique, illustrator.
Language English
Description 47 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781534409729
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