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Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline-Ransome
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At the turn of the 20th century, "Major" Marshall Taylor was the fastest cyclist in the world. In this picture book biography, Lesa Cline-Ransom and James E. Ransome recreate Taylor's journey from a bicycle shop stunt boy to a world champion who battled racism by winning races.

Major Taylor's name should be on any list of American sports heroes and notable African-Americans in history. Today a network of cycling clubs across the U.S. bear his name but few outside those groups know his story. This book is a good starting point for bringing Taylor's legacy to the fore, though the word count could definitely be pared down and the language punched up.

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September 28, 2017 – Started Reading
September 28, 2017 – Shelved
September 28, 2017 – Shelved as: picture-books
September 28, 2017 – Shelved as: kids-biographies
September 28, 2017 – Shelved as: diverse-kids-books
September 28, 2017 – Finished Reading

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