Queen of the Track

Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion

By Heather Lang; Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
(Boyds Mills Press, Hardcover, 9781590788509, 40pp.)

Publication Date: March 2012

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This inspiring story follows Alice Coachman from rural Georgia, where she overcame adversity both as a woman and as a black athlete, to the 1948 Olympics where, after enduring two canceled Olympic games due to the Second World War, she made history by winning a gold medal. Full color.
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