Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon
by Annette Bay Pimentel ill by Micha Archer
Meet Bobbi Gibb, a determined young woman. Annette Bay Pimentel chronicles her story in Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon. The narrative begins during a bleak New England winter. Bobbi, a young student, gazes longingly out the classroom window, turning her back on the students’ domestic activity. Bobbi is a runner and she wants to run. After viewing a Boston Marathon, her goal becomes to participate in this annual event. Wearing a pair of nurses' shoes (running shoes for women have yet to be manufactured) she trains for two years. When her application to participate in the Boston Marathon is denied "women are not physiologically able to run twenty-six miles and furthermore the rules do not allow it", Bobbi decides to participate anyway.
Go Bobbi! Go every girl and woman who wants to join the race!
Back matter includes an afterword, a note of the use of Bobbi's name, a selected bibliography, and attribution for the quotes used throughout the text.