Remember Me

Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist
Children's - Grade 1-2, Age 6-7 
40 p. ; 
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ISBN 9780689831591
Publisher Summary
Introduces the life of the African American bicycle racer who won the 1899 World Championship title.

Marshall Taylor could ride his bike forward, backward, even perched on the handlebars. When his stunts landed him a job at the famous Indiana bike shop Hay and Willits, folks were amazed that a thirteen-year-old black boy in 1891 could be such a crackerjack cyclist.

How little Marshall Taylor -- through dedication, undeniable talent, and daring speed -- transformed himself into the extraordinary Major Taylor is chronicled in this inspiring biography. Here is the story of a kid who turned pro at the age of eighteen, went on to win the world championship title just three years later, and battled racism and the odds to become a true American hero.
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