She Persisted: Florence Griffith Joyner (She Persisted)

She Persisted: Florence Griffith Joyner (She Persisted)

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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!

And don’t miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted!

She Persisted: Florence Griffith Joyner
Rita Williams-Garcia, Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger
Paperback: 80 pages
Series: She Persisted
Publisher: Philomel
Date Published: June 29, 2021
Audience: Ages 6-9

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