Olympic athletes are known for their dedication, hard work and grueling training. FAST GIRLS looks at the US women's track team in the years leading up to and during the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin.
These women not only had to have all the talent and dedication of what it takes to make the Olympic team but they had to fight for the right to even train ,let alone compete. They suffered through prejudice based on their gender, skin color, background as well as being slandered in the press and from the Olympic Committee themselves. On top of everything else the games in Berlin were a circus and put them in danger. Elise Hooper gives us a clear picture of the seemingly impossible hurdles these women faced. Even though they came from a variety of backgrounds there was one thing they all shared - they would do whatever it took to convince the world they could win. Any reader of historical fiction particularly those who enjoy little known stories of heroic women will find this story fascinating.
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