The Fastest Girl on Earth!
Meet Kitty O'Neil, Daredevil Driver!
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Kitty O'Neil was a force to be reckoned with. She became deaf as a child, and grew up loving sports and action. Kitty jumped, ran, raced, and swam, all while learning to read lips and communicating through sign language. Eventually, Kitty took a job as a stuntwoman, doing the most dangerous job on set and even filming stunts for films like Wonder Woman!
Still, Kitty wanted more thrills. She became a racecar driver and sought to do what no woman had done before. She chose the aptly named Motivator and trained like a true champion. In 1976, Kitty and the Motivator broke the land speed record, racing at over 600 miles per hour! Kitty was a hero to fans everywhere, and proved that she was truly unstoppable.
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Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780593125724, 40pp.
Publication Date: August 10, 2021
About the Author
Elizabeth Baddeley teaches design and is an illustrator whose previous work includes A Woman in the House (and Senate) by Ilene Cooper, Women Who Broke the Rules: Mary Todd Lincoln by Kathleen Krull, and I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri. See more of her work at ebaddeley.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BizBeth.