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She Persisted: Florence Griffith Joyner
by Rita Williams-Garcia, Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger

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    List Price: $14.99
    Format: Hardcover, 24 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9780593115954
    Imprint: Philomel Books
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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    Hardcover Description:Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds!

    In this chapter book biography by Rita Williams-Garcia, the award-winning author of One Crazy Summer, readers learn about the amazing life of three-time Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner—and how she persisted.

    Considered the fastest woman of all time, Florence Griffith Joyner, also known as Flo Jo, set two world records in 1988 that still stand today. But getting there wasn’t easy, and Flo Jo had to overcome many challenges along the way.

    Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Florence Griffith Joyner’s footsteps and make a difference!



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