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Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby

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ISBN-10: 1600608914

ISBN-13: 9781600608919

Edition: 2012

Authors: Crystal Hubbard, Robert McGuire

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Born into an African American sharecropping family in 1880s Kentucky, Jimmy Winkfield grew up loving horses. The large, powerful animals inspired little Jimmy to think big. Looking beyond his family's farm, he longed for a life riding on action-packed racetracks around the world. Like his hero, the great Isaac Murphy, Jimmy "Wink" Winkfield would stop at nothing to make it as a jockey. Though his path to success was wrought with obstacles both on the track and off, Wink faced each challenge with passion and a steadfast spirit. Along the way he carved out a lasting legacy as one of history's finest horsemen and the last African American ever to win the Kentucky Derby. The Last Black King of…    
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 40
Size: 8.38" wide x 10.50" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

Crystal Hubbard was reared in St. Louis, Missouri, where she began her writing career in her seventh-grade French class at Busch Junior High School for Gifted Students. A former Boston newspaper reporter and sports copy editor, she is an award-winning author of picture books, contemporary and historical romance novels, short stories, and educational text. Her first picture book, Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream, received the American Library Association's 2006 Amelia Bloomer Project Award. The mother of four children aged six to seventeen, Hubbard volunteers in classrooms, conducting reading and writing workshops and composing grant proposals for schools and…