Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

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Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

by Ann Malaspina

Illustrations by Eric Velasquez

First Release:

May 2012

ISBN: 9780807580356

Though her papa said, “Bare feet shouldn’t fly,” and there was nowhere in town for black kids to practice track, Alice jumped her way to the 1948 Olympics. Author’s note. Bibliography. Black-and-white photographs. Full-color oil illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9780807580356
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Albert Whitman
    Page Count: 32
    Trim Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
    Dewey Classification: 796.42092
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.6, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 2.4, Points: 1
    Lexile: Level: AD600L
    Awards & Honors: Booklist Top 10 Sports Books for Youth: 2012; 2013 Amelia Bloomer Project, Early Readers Nonfiction; IRA Children’s Choices, Young Readers, 2013; NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2013, Biography
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