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Ice Breaker: How Mabel Fairbanks Changed Figure Skating (She Made History)

This book is about Mabel Fairbanks
Delve into the inspiring tale of Mabel Fairbanks in "Ice Breaker: How Mabel Fairbanks Changed Figure Skating (She Made History)," a standout addition to the RISE: A Feminist Book Project 2021 List for Early Readers Non-Fiction. Published on October 1, 2019, this narrative captures the essence of resilience and determination against the backdrop of the 1930s America, where racial and gender barriers stood firm in the world of figure skating. Despite facing segregation and prejudice, Mabel, equipped with oversized skates and an unwavering spirit, shattered these constraints, paving the way for future generations of athletes. Her groundbreaking journey ultimately led her to become the first African-American woman inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Tailored for elementary-school readers, this book not only celebrates Mabel's remarkable achievements but also serves as a profound exploration of gender equality and racial justice. Mabel Fairbanks' story encourages young readers to reflect on how one person's courage can instigate change in society, inviting them to ponder, "What barriers could you break?"
Published by Albert Whitman & Company on October 1, 2019
32 pages
ISBN: 9780807534960
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Gender Equality and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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