Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon

Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon

The inspiring story of the first female to run the Boston Marathon comes to life in stunningly vivid collage illustrations. Because Bobbi Gibb is a girl, she's not allowed to run on her school's track team. But after school, no one can stop her--and she's free to run endless miles to her heart's content. She is told no yet again when she tries to enter the Boston Marathon i The inspiring story of the first female to run the Boston Marathon comes to life in stunningly vivid collage illustra...

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Title:Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon
Author:Annette Bay Pimentel
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Genres:Biography
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon Reviews

  • Leslie
    Mar 02, 2018
    Beautifully told story of the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. The illustrations highlight the joy she felt in running. The afterward fills in some blanks and gives further information about women marathoners. ...
  • June
    Mar 19, 2018
    A simple biography of Bobbi Gibb, who competed in the Boston Marathon even though her application was denied due to her sex. The afterward gives a bit more history and tells how she competed 3 consecutive years without official sanction and that females were not officially allowed to c...
  • Tasha
    Mar 24, 2018
    At school, Bobbi is not allowed to be on the school?s track team because she?s a girl and those are the rules. But after school, Bobbi loves to run. She lives near where the Boston Marathon is held and she longs to join the race, but women are not allowed to participate. Bobbie tra...
  • Lynn
    Dec 14, 2017
    Well done picture book biography of the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. ...
  • Tanya
    Feb 16, 2018
    Picked this up for Read tonYour Child day?and we all loved it. I grew up with Title IX emerging and didn?t appreciate the difference it made in allowing me to participate in sports. I appreciate as an adult the women, such as Bobbi Gibbs who courageously bucked traditions and pers...
  • Elizabeth
    Mar 05, 2018
    This made me tear up when I was reading it. The illustrations are fantastic, and Bobbi's story of perseverance is inspiring. ...
  • Desiree Sotomayor
    Mar 12, 2018
    Beautiful illustrations & inspiring story, though like other reviewers, I wasn't sure how old Bobbi was supposed to be throughout the book. ...
  • Julie
    Feb 20, 2018
    This book is about the first woman to run (illegally) in the Boston Marathon. Her story is very inspirational and easy to identify with, since we were brought up in a similar time - like she couldn't wear pants to school, or find athletic shoes made for women. The artwork is wonderful....
  • Amanda
    Mar 07, 2018
    Girl power! Brilliant illustrations. Loved how it showed that this was a process and not just a miracle. ...
  • Alicia
    Feb 13, 2018
    Bobbi Gibb who defied the odds both in enjoying running (when girls were "physiologically unable" to run as referenced by the Boston Marathon committee) when they refused to recognize her as a running in the marathon... for three years. She would lace up a pair of boys sneakers, becaus...
  • Kellee
    Feb 19, 2018
    Full review with teaching tools: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1... I first learned about Bobbi Gibb when I read The Girl Who Ran by Frances Poletti & Kristina Yee and after reading it, I knew I wanted to learn more about Bobbi Gibb because she did so much for women?s pr...
  • Kelly
    Apr 11, 2018
    Great story well told. Loses a star because I didn't like the illustrations. Not detailed enough for a picture book. ...
  • Jessica Evans
    Mar 27, 2018
    This beautiful book by Annette Bay Pimentel and illustrated by Micha Archer, is the true story of the first girl to run the Boston Marathon. Women were not allowed to register for the Boston Marathon in 1966. It wasn't believed they could run the 26.2 mile distance. But Bobbi Gibb knew...
  • Jason
    Apr 25, 2018
    Straightforward and simple story of a woman who was determined to run, whether she was allowed to by the powers that be or not. Remarkable! ...
  • Mary Librarian
    Oct 21, 2017
    Bobbi Gibb uses her hard work and determination to break the gender barrier and run the Boston Marathon. Collage illustrations are great. From advance reader copy. ...
  • Kris
    Mar 23, 2018
    This is an inspirational book about the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with all the details that bring the story to life. ...
  • Cat Fithian
    Apr 03, 2018
    Fantastic book! I had no idea who Bobbi Gibb was before this book, and I'm really glad to have read it. What brave, strong women have come before me and my contemporaries, who have persisted against long-held stereotypes and misogyny. Imagine running, despite not being allowed, and bea...
  • Brenda Kahn
    Nov 03, 2017
    Inspirational picture book biography of the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon. Beautiful textured illustrations. It's a tad confusing as to how old she was though. She appears to be a school girl in the beginning but there's no sense of the time passing. The afterword says she ...
  • Sarah
    Sep 25, 2017
    Thanks, Penguin, for sending along the ARC. Quick and easy nonfiction picture book about the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, even after being told that women weren't allowed to participate. Perfect girl power book! And I loved the timeline of the marathon with the eleva...
  • Yapha
    Sep 27, 2017
    Powerful and inspirational. F&G provided by publisher ...
  • Jana
    Mar 25, 2018
    With beautiful illustrations that were rendered in oil and collage, using tissue paper and patterned paper created with homemade stamps, this fascinating picture book biography tells the story of a young woman who was determined to run in the Boston Marathon. Bobbi Gibb had always enjo...
  • Amanda
    Mar 25, 2018
    This picture book tells the story of Bobbi Gibb, a woman who loved to run. In spite of completing 30 mile training runs, she was flat-out refused entry to the Boston marathon due to her sex. Bobbi doggedly persisted and broke many barriers for female marathoners. I can't believe tha...
  • Turrean
    Apr 10, 2018
    Gorgeous illustrations ? love her hair swinging back with the speed of her movement. I loved how text is incorporated into the artwork: the words of rejection, the distance of the marathon run, the names of women who came after Bobbi. This was an exhilarating read. Students were entr...
  • Elaine
    Apr 21, 2018
    A perfect example of how inspiring and informative picture book biographies can be. The collage and stamp illustrations are some sort of unique and stunning combination of the styles of Collier, Sweet and Mary Azarian. All readers, and the running community especially, will appreciate ...
  • Meredith
    Feb 23, 2018
    Fabulous illustrations. I was confused about Bobbi's age, though ... the first page made it seem like she was very young, and the next thing I knew she was driving herself cross-country. A quick Google search tells me she was 23 the first time she ran; the book made it seem like she wa...
  • Pam
    Feb 19, 2018
    Picture book biography of Bobbi Gibb - the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon. The first race was run illegally since the organizers did not believe women could run distances. The story shares information about how she broke this barrier and inspired other women to run as well...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Mar 04, 2018
    Pimentel, Annette Bay Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston marathon, illustrated by Micha Archer. PICTURE BOOK. Nancy Paulsen (Penguin), 2018. $18 In 1966, the officials of the Boston Marathon were sure that no female could withstand the rigors of the race. So when Bobbi Gibbs tr...
  • Stefanie Burns
    Apr 23, 2018
    Great feel god story about Bobbi Gibb the first female runner in the Boston Marathon. Gibb was denied entry because she was female. She disguised herself and ran anyway. Those in charge would still not recognize her accomplishment. The following year women joined her. She, the book sta...
  • Susan
    Apr 18, 2018
    Great true story! I can?t believe women could not compete in the Boston Marathon until 1972! I learn so much I did not know from children?s picture books. (Library) ...
  • Lisa
    Feb 14, 2018
    Interesting. ...