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Touch the Sky

Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper
Malaspina, Ann, 1957- (Book - 2012)
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A biography of the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, from her childhood in segregated Albany, Georgia, in the 1930s, through her recognition at the 1996 Olympics as one of the hundred best athletes in Olympic history.
Authors: Malaspina, Ann, 1957-
Statement of Responsibility: Ann Malaspina ; illustrations by Eric Velasquez
Title: Touch the sky
Alice Coachman, Olympic high jumper
Publisher: Chicago : Albert Whitman, c2012
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Summary: A biography of the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, from her childhood in segregated Albany, Georgia, in the 1930s, through her recognition at the 1996 Olympics as one of the hundred best athletes in Olympic history.
Subject Headings: Coachman, Alice Track and field athletes African Americans Biography Women Biography Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England)
Topical Term: Track and field athletes
African Americans
Women
Additional Contributors: Velasquez, Eric
LCCN: 2011008564
ISBN: 9780807580356
Branch Call Number: J B Coachman M
Research Call Number: JFF 13-1135
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