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Today’s review is of one of the most talked about books of our times, and one which broke site records for fundraising for literature publication.
Title: Rebel Girls
Story: Alfonsina Strada
Author: Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavalli
The Reberl Girls is a collection of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a series of two children’s books, aimed at ages six and up. The books each feature short stories about 100 real women who can be role models to children.
I particularly enjoyed the story about Alfonsina Strada.
Once there was a girl who could ride a bike so fast that you could barely see her. “Don’t go so fast, Alfonsina !” her parents would scream. Too late – she had already whizzed past.
When she got married, her family hoped that she would finally give up this crazy idea of becoming a cyclist.
Instead, on her wedding day, her husband gifted her a brand new racing bike. The gift from Alfonsina’ s husband was so surprising and that was my favorite part.
After marriage, they moved to Milan, and Alfonsina started to train professionally.
She was so fast and strong that a few years later, she entered the Giro d’Italia, one of the toughest race in the world. No other women had ever attempted it before.
“She’ll never make it,” people said.
But nobody could stop Alfonsina.
The race was long and strenuous, with twenty one day long stages along some of the steepest mountain roads in Europe. Of the ninety cyclist who started out, Alfonsina was one of them. She was greeted as a hero.
The next year, was bared from competing. “Giro d’Italia is a men’s race,” the officials declared . But that didn’t stop her either. She raced all the same and she set a speed record that stood for twenty six years, even though she rode a 44 pound, 1 gear bike.
Alfonsina would be happy to know that things have changed a lot since then. Now women’s cycle racing is hugely popular. It’s even an Olympic sport.
The gift from Alfonsina’ s husband was so surprising and that was my favorite part.
I recommend this book to women who wants to become an athlete.
I rate this book with ????? 5/5*
This book is for kids 6 and above and I recommend this book to women who wants to become an athlete.
*On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest
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