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Author Tyus, Wyomia, author.

Title Tigerbelle : the Wyomia Tyus story / Wyomia Tyus and Elizabeth Terzakis ; with a foreword by Joy Reid.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, New York : Edge of Sports, an imprint of Akashic Books, [2018]
2018 Wyomia Tyus and Elizabeth Terzakis.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Biography - NSLY-11  B TYUS, WYOMIA    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  796.42 TYU    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Biography - NSRY-11  B TYUS, WYOMIA    AVAILABLE
Description 288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Suster : walking the farm -- "You just ran yourself into some shoes ..." -- "Now run yourself into a Tigerbelle T-shirt!" -- First gold, new growth : the 1964 Olympics -- College as usual -- Spiders and fires and bombs -- B2B100m -- After the deluge -- Another life to live -- Making a way -- Getting out of the blocks (like everybody else) -- Mr. Temple's legacy -- Black women in sports : then and now -- Black lives have always mattered.
Summary "In 1968, Wyomia Tyus became the first person ever to win gold medals in the 100-meter sprint in two consecutive Olympic Games, a feat that would not be repeated for twenty years or exceeded for almost fifty. Tigerbelle chronicles Tyus's journey from her childhood as the daughter of a tenant dairy farmer through her Olympic triumphs to her post-competition struggles to make a way for herself and other female athletes. The Hidden Figures of sport, Tigerbelle helps to fill the gap currently occupying Black women's place in American history, providing insight not only on what it takes to be a champion but also on what it means to stake out an identity in an hostile world. Tyus's exciting and uplifting story offers inspiration to readers from all walks of life"--Back cover.
Subject Tyus, Wyomia.
Women track and field athletes -- Georgia -- Biography.
Olympic athletes -- United States -- Biography.
Added Author Terzakis, Elizabeth, author.
ISBN 9781617756764 (Hardcover)
1617756768 (Hardcover)
9781617756580 (Paperback)
9781617756733 (E-Book)

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