Fast Enough characters Ï 7

Read & Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Joel Christian Gill

Read & Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Joel Christian Gill A playful introduction to Bessie’s exciting triumphant and unforgettable story KirkusHave you ever been told that you’re not enough That you’re not strong enough tall enough fast enough Bessie was told she was not enough Bessie dreams of riding her bike with the boys after school but they t. On the surface this is a cool story about a little girl finding her power When Bessie is teased by the neighborhood boys who won't ride their bikes with her and put her down she finds an innor talent and inner power that burst out and beats the pants off those teasing boysBessie later goes on to be a talented motorcycle rider all around the south in the 1930s which is amazing in itself but doubly amazing for a black womanThis story is cute because apparently it is based on the stories that she told about herselfLovely illustrations and cute story I also like how the story is fact checked and the author says that even if it didn't happen uite the way she said she was still talentedThanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review

review Fast Enough

Fast Enough characters Ï 7 Ô A playful introduction to Bessie’s exciting triumphant and unforgettable story — KirkusHave you ever been told that you’re not enough That you’re not strong enough tall enough fast enough Bessie was told she was not enough Bessie dreams of riding her bike with the boys after school but they tell her she is not fast en Ell her she is not fast enough When she finally gets a chance to race she proves not only that she is fast enough but she is faster Fast Enough combines an imagined story of Bessie Stringfield as a young girl with historical facts about Bessie as an adult Bessie Stringfield went on to become the fi. It is 2019 and I’m ready for books about Black women that history hasn’t forgotten but also hasn’t had the chance to share them for bigger audiences through mediumsThis time this offering comes in the form of a children’s book I had no clue who Bessie Stringfield was Her name did not ring a bell I did know of another Bessie Bessie Coleman was the first woman of African American and Native American descent to hold a pilot license But this Bessie Stringfield who was she Some research on my end revealed that she was the first African American woman to travel solo across the United States on a motorcycle among many other great accomplishmentsFast Enough Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride is an imagined account of a young Bessie Stringfield who wants she wants to ride and she wants to ride fast Yet she needs the validation and courage to do so Young Bessie is a little girl who is taunted and left behind and verbally devalued again and again yet she loves her bike and the power she has riding itIt’s a bright and colorful affair and the dream seuences of our heroine riding across bodies of water and across outer space are fun and eye candy They instantly spur up the imagination that girls girls that look like Bessie Stringfield with brown skin and afro puffs can do anything–not just the impossible This makes for a great vehicle for representing not just the future ueen of motorcycles from Florida for younger readers but representing children of color and specifically little Black girls in books for a younger age groupRead the rest of my review here

Joel Christian Gill à 7 Free read

Fast EnoughRst African American woman to travel solo across the United States on a motorcycle Not only was she fast but she was a true adventurer daring to ride to places unsafe for African Americans in the 1930s and ’40s Fast Enough is an inspirational story for anyone who’s been told they are not enough. Earlier this year I read Joel Christian Gill's Bessie Stringfield Tales of the Talented Tenth no 2 It was my first time reading anything about Bessie Stringfield and I was fascinated When I found out Gill was authoring a picture book about Stringfield's life I knew I was going to have to read it I definitely find myself charmed by Fast Enough as wellStringfield led a fascinating life and this picture book really does it justice for younger readers I liked the way Gill presented the story in a way that children could relate to with Stringfield's desire to be good enough as a major factor in the tale Starting the story off by showing Stringfield as a vibrant young girl with a need for speed on her bicycle really worked here especially as the story built around the character's reality and her dreams Ending the story with a description of the life of the real woman was a nice touch and will satisfy curious kids and adults alikeI think the illustrations were especially lovely with Gill's art style really bringing the characters to life especially bringing Bessie Stringfield herself to life Getting to see a young black girl with natural hair was especially great to seeI definitely recommend Fast Enough Bessie Stringfield's First Ride This vibrant and vital piece of history is brought to life with lovely messages extra historical information a sweet and relatable story and top notch illustrations Kids and adults will both find something to like about this one