Storytime: Annette Pimentel's "Girl Running"
A Spring Saturday is perfect to drop by with your little ones for a storytime event at Auntie's Bookstore! Annette Pimentel will be in-store reading from her book, "Girl Running"!
About the book:
Bobbi Gibb loved to run. But in 1966, female runners were unheard of. When she tried to register for the Boston Marathon, race organizers refused her application. They told her her that women were not capable of running more than one and a half miles. Bobbi knew they were wrong, so she decided to sneak into the race anyway. She was determined to show them just what women are capable of. Girl Running tells the true story of Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon.
About the author:
Annette Bay Pimentel writes true stories about real people from her home in Moscow, Idaho. Her book Girl Running earned a Kirkus starred review and was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her book Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service won the Carter G. Woodson Award from the National Council of Social Studies.
* "A bright salutation of a story, with one determined woman at its center."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The inspiring story of the first female to run the Boston Marathon comes to life in stunningly vivid collage illustrations.