Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon

Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon

The inspiring story of the first female to run the Boston Marathon comes to life in stunningly vivid collage illustrations. Because Bobbi Gibb is a girl, she's not allowed to run on her school's track team. But after school, no one can stop her--and she's free to run endless miles to her heart's content. She is told no yet again when she tries to enter the Boston Marathon i The inspiring story of the first female to run the Boston Marathon comes to life in stunningly vivid collage illustra...

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Title:Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon
Author:Annette Bay Pimentel
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Genres:Childrens
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon Reviews

  • Amy
    May 24, 2018
    This is the biography of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. She ran her first [Boston] Marathon in 1966, before it was sanctioned for women to do so. The race committee would not recognize her. Women were not allowed to run this race until 1972. Gibb running in...
  • June
    Mar 19, 2018
    A simple biography of Bobbi Gibb, who competed in the Boston Marathon even though her application was denied due to her sex. The afterward gives a bit more history and tells how she competed 3 consecutive years without official sanction and that females were not officially allowed to c...
  • Tasha
    Mar 24, 2018
    At school, Bobbi is not allowed to be on the school?s track team because she?s a girl and those are the rules. But after school, Bobbi loves to run. She lives near where the Boston Marathon is held and she longs to join the race, but women are not allowed to participate. Bobbie tra...
  • Tanya
    Feb 16, 2018
    Picked this up for Read tonYour Child day?and we all loved it. I grew up with Title IX emerging and didn?t appreciate the difference it made in allowing me to participate in sports. I appreciate as an adult the women, such as Bobbi Gibbs who courageously bucked traditions and pers...
  • Jasmine
    May 21, 2018
    This was fun look at the history of Bobbi Gibb and her motivation to try to run the Boston Marathon, especially the part where she'd already been running those lengths when the race officials told her it was medically impossible for a woman to run a marathon. I didn't realize until...
  • Barbara
    Oct 27, 2018
    It wasn't that long ago that girls were considered to be too physically fragile to run long distances. This picture book tells the inspiring story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon back in 1966. Despite the fact that she trained seriously for the event--more ...
  • Kristin
    May 17, 2018
    An engaging biography of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Great for story time or a homework assignment. I didn't know about the some of the details surrounding Gibb's first race, which she ran without official permission. I knew people threw shoes at her, but I ...
  • Julie
    Feb 20, 2018
    This book is about the first woman to run (illegally) in the Boston Marathon. Her story is very inspirational and easy to identify with, since we were brought up in a similar time - like she couldn't wear pants to school, or find athletic shoes made for women. The artwork is wonderful....
  • Alicia
    Feb 13, 2018
    Bobbi Gibb who defied the odds both in enjoying running (when girls were "physiologically unable" to run as referenced by the Boston Marathon committee) when they refused to recognize her as a running in the marathon... for three years. She would lace up a pair of boys sneakers, becaus...
  • Melissa McAlvey
    Jul 09, 2018
    we all liked this book alot. I may have gotten a bit choked up reading it, but I blame my postpartum hormones. :) ...
  • Kellee
    Feb 19, 2018
    Full review with teaching tools: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1... I first learned about Bobbi Gibb when I read The Girl Who Ran by Frances Poletti & Kristina Yee and after reading it, I knew I wanted to learn more about Bobbi Gibb because she did so much for women?s pr...
  • Jessica Evans
    Mar 27, 2018
    This beautiful book by Annette Bay Pimentel and illustrated by Micha Archer, is the true story of the first girl to run the Boston Marathon. Women were not allowed to register for the Boston Marathon in 1966. It wasn't believed they could run the 26.2 mile distance. But Bobbi Gibb knew...
  • Brenda Kahn
    Nov 03, 2017
    Inspirational picture book biography of the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon. Beautiful textured illustrations. It's a tad confusing as to how old she was though. She appears to be a school girl in the beginning but there's no sense of the time passing. The afterword says she ...
  • Jj
    May 16, 2018
    I have little interest in team sports, and only slightly more for individual sports, but this book had me hooked from the start. I knew nothing about the history of the Boston Marathon and women participating (or, as it were, NOT participating) in it. But let me tell you: Bobbi Gibb is...
  • Jana
    Mar 25, 2018
    With beautiful illustrations that were rendered in oil and collage, using tissue paper and patterned paper created with homemade stamps, this fascinating picture book biography tells the story of a young woman who was determined to run in the Boston Marathon. Bobbi Gibb had always enjo...
  • Chris
    Jun 28, 2018
    This is the story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to (surreptitiously) run the classic Boston Marathon. Bobbi found joy in running before it was an activity women were encouraged or even allowed to participate in. After practicing to get herself ready, she sent away for the application ...
  • Amanda
    Mar 25, 2018
    This picture book tells the story of Bobbi Gibb, a woman who loved to run. In spite of completing 30 mile training runs, she was flat-out refused entry to the Boston marathon due to her sex. Bobbi doggedly persisted and broke many barriers for female marathoners. I can't believe tha...
  • Elaine
    Apr 21, 2018
    A perfect example of how inspiring and informative picture book biographies can be. The collage and stamp illustrations are some sort of unique and stunning combination of the styles of Collier, Sweet and Mary Azarian. All readers, and the running community especially, will appreciate ...
  • Alice
    Sep 24, 2018
    "Woman can't run 26.2 miles... they are physically incapable" (paraphrase from book) Bobbi wants to run, so she does. They didn't make running shoes for girls back in the 1950-1960 so she wore nurses shoes. She applies to run the Boston Marathon and they say "well you are a girl...s...
  • Meredith
    Feb 23, 2018
    Fabulous illustrations. I was confused about Bobbi's age, though ... the first page made it seem like she was very young, and the next thing I knew she was driving herself cross-country. A quick Google search tells me she was 23 the first time she ran; the book made it seem like she wa...
  • Earl
    Jun 14, 2018
    Not so long ago, in 1966, females weren't allowed to compete in the Boston Marathon because the officials thought females weren't capable of doing so. Bobbi Gibb's love of running and dedication to prove them wrong gave her the incentive to cross the finish line. And she did but it sti...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Mar 04, 2018
    Pimentel, Annette Bay Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston marathon, illustrated by Micha Archer. PICTURE BOOK. Nancy Paulsen (Penguin), 2018. $18 In 1966, the officials of the Boston Marathon were sure that no female could withstand the rigors of the race. So when Bobbi Gibbs tr...
  • Stefanie Burns
    Apr 23, 2018
    Great feel god story about Bobbi Gibb the first female runner in the Boston Marathon. Gibb was denied entry because she was female. She disguised herself and ran anyway. Those in charge would still not recognize her accomplishment. The following year women joined her. She, the book sta...
  • Jene
    Aug 02, 2018
    In 1966, Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to unofficially run in the Boston Marathon, back when race officials barred women on the assumption that women were physically unable to run 26.2 miles. After serious training in runs across the country for two years, her application was denied p...
  • Susan Morris
    Apr 18, 2018
    Great true story! I can?t believe women could not compete in the Boston Marathon until 1972! I learn so much I did not know from children?s picture books. (Library) ...
  • Traci
    May 24, 2018
    A book for the millennials! Inspiring and true. The thought that women and girls' physiology was not set up to run a full marathon is crazy. Bobbi Gibb proved the truth and started a trend that has only grown in size and pride. I love the last pages that celebrate the other pioneer...
  • Baby Bookworm
    Apr 26, 2018
    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb And The Boston Marathon, written by Annette Bay Pimentel and illustrated by Micha Archer, the inspiring story of the...
  • Viviane Elbee
    Nov 02, 2018
    This is the very inspiring story of Bobbi Gibb, who was the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon - though she did not have the official sanction to do so. She trained intensively for two years before applying and her application was rejected because she was female. Rather than giv...
  • Nina
    Jun 18, 2018
    Content Area: Sports Girl Running is the true story of Bobbi Gibb, the first female Boston Marathon Runner. The twin text I have chosen to pair with Girl Running is the children?s book titled Izzy Barr, Running Star because these books both share many similarities. Bobbi Gibb was re...
  • Pink STREAM
    Jul 29, 2018
    Did you hear about the Boston Marathon? Probably you did. But you didn?t hear about Boston Marathon?s hero, Bobbi Gibb, who is the first woman to have run the entire Boston Marathon when it was banned for women because of their gender. She broke the rules, for you. If she didn?t ...